Where Were You ... On April 3, 1983?

By Bill Oglesby | April 6th, 2014

Every issue, Bill Oglesby reproduces his popular “Where Were You?” feature – which aired on B-103.7 radio from 1991 to 1996 – in BOOMER format.

TRIVIA: In what year was the Virginia Museum Theater founded and what is its current name?

(See answer, below.) 

Billboard’s Top 5 songs on April 3, 1983:

1. “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson

2. “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” – Culture Club

3. “Hungry Like The Wolf” – Duran Duran

4. “You Are” – Lionel Richie

5. “Back On The Chain Gang” – The Pretenders

Movies in Richmond … Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman in drag plays at the Willow Lawn and Cloverleaf theaters … the Westhampton I is showing Gandhi with Ben Kingsley … and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life is at the Midlothian.

Lots of great live shows in Richmond … as the Virginia Museum Theater offers the world premiere of the comedy mystery Haven’t a Clue … Theater IV presents Fifth of July … and the Barksdale celebrates its 30th birthday with George Washington Slept Here. And he really did.

On TV tonight … we’re movin’ on up with The Jeffersons at 9 p.m. on Channel 6 (CBS), when a charity auction unexpectedly provides Florence with a generous inheritance as she finds $2,500 in a hat she buys, but there’s always that chance the rightful owner will show up to claim the money.

It’s a beautiful Easter Sunday in Richmond as thousands stroll down Monument Avenue in the annual see-and-be-seen Easter on Parade event. But a mudslide south of Charlottesville makes Easter a mess for train travelers when it derails two locomotives and 15 cars of the northbound Amtrak Crescent. Twenty-one passengers are slightly injured.

Southern California wins the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship game at Norfolk Scope with a 69-67 win over LouisianaTech.

TRIVIA ANSWER: 1955; now the Leslie Cheek Theater, for the former director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Bill Oglesby was inspired to create “Where Were You” by a radio show he would listen to while in graduate school in Southern California. You can read more of “Where Were You” each day on Facebook by joining the group, “Where Were You on B-103.7.” 

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