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1983 Historical Event(s)
- February 13, 1983 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 1983 – A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- March 23, 1983 – Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.
- May 1, 1983 – Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
- May 6, 1983 – The Hitler diaries are revealed as a hoax after examination by experts.
- September 12, 1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
- September 27, 1983 – Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
- October 12, 1983 – Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail.
- December 14, 1983 – The 3rd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- December 31, 1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.
Who Were Born On 1983?
- March 1, 1983 – Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
- March 14, 1983 – Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
- April 15, 1983 – Matt Cardle, British singer/songwriter
- April 28, 1983 – Roger Johnson, English footballer
- June 9, 1983 – Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
- July 21, 1983 – Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer
- July 25, 1983 – Nenad Krstic, Serbian basketball player
- August 26, 1983 – Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player
- September 10, 1983 – Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer
- December 9, 1983 – Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer