(Saturday, December 10, 1983) — “Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for six weeks (Dec. 10/17/24/31, 1983; Jan. 7/14, 1984). It was McCartney’s ninth and final number one hit on the chart (1971-1984) after The Beatles (20 number hits from 1964 to 1970). It was Jackson’s sixth of 13 number one hits on the chart (1972-1995) after The Jackson 5 (four number one hits in 1970).
Image: Mather interviews The Beatles (Dec. 10, 1963)
(Tuesday, December 10, 1963, evening) — The Beatles were interviewed tonight at Doncaster’s Gaumont Cinema to Australian radio journalist Dibbs Mather for the BBC Transcription Service, to be broadcast overseas on the show Dateline London (click here to listen to the interview).
Video: 'Sudden Impact' trailer
(Thursday, December 8, 1983) — Sudden Impact, a thriller about a rape victim who exacts revenge on her aggressors in the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, premiered today in New York City. Read more on ‘Sudden Impact’ premieres in New York City 30 years ago today (1983)…
(Saturday, December 8, 1973) — “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. It was John’s sixth of 27 top ten hits on the chart (1971-1997). In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 380 in their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.