December 31st, 1983, was a Saturday. It was Day 365 of 1983. The decade was the Eighties.
39 years, 4 months, and 27 days have passed since December 31st, 1983.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
Notable events that occurred on December 31st, 1983.
On December 31st, 1983, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Terms of Endearment".
Let's go back in time!
The date is December 31st, 1983, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are currently enjoying their weekend.
It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 1984 will bring them. In America, the song Say Say Say by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Only You by Flying Pickets is the number-one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Terms of Endearment is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Hart to Hart", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Only Fools and Horses", and "Cheers".
In fashion, women are wearing jelly shoes, turtleneck sweaters, loose high-waist pants, crop tops, and puffer jackets lined with fur. Meanwhile, men have been ditching the disco look of the 1970s in favor of athletic clothing such as tracksuits and sports jerseys. The "preppy" look has also been making a comeback. Because it's 1983, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Culture Club, Michael Jackson, Irene Cara, David Bowie and The Police. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Marvin Gaye and Truman Capote would be still alive.
People are playing video games such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", and "Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds", and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Children are playing with toys such as Dungeons & Dragons, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, the Lego train set, and Masters of the Universe (figures).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 31st, 1983.
Popular music artists in 1983 included The Police, Michael Jackson, Irene Cara, Men at Work, Bonnie Tyler, Hall & Oates, Michael Sembello, Eurythmics, Culture Club and Dexys Midnight Runners.
The best NBA players in 1983 were Moses Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief and Julius Erving.
Movies released in 1983 included Return of the Jedi, Terms of Endearment, Flashdance, Trading Places, National Lampoon's Vacation, WarGames, Scarface, Octopussy, Sudden Impact, Staying Alive, Mr. Mom and Risky Business.
In 1983, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen, Gordon Strachan, Felix Magath, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Rinat Dasayev, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Jesper Olsen, Bryan Robson and Fernando Gomes.
"Terms of Endearment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1983.
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov were both named Time Person of the Year in 1983.
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police went on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.
The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
Wearing leg warmers was a popular fad during this period. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
The early 1980s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants, and embroidered jeans were all popular. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet, and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
The Atari 2600 was the dominant video game system.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Television shows that people were watching in December 1983.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
1983 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW M6, the Dodge Charger (1981), the Chrysler E-Class, the Ford Fiesta Mk2, the Renault 25 and the Honda Civic (third generation).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1983.
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1983.
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1983.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1983.
This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 31st, 1989, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 31st.
Convicted murderer. Deceased
Born on December 31st, 1960
He turned 23 on this day in 1983.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1983.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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