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1983 Historical Event(s)
- February 8, 1983 – The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia’s second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 m deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.
- February 13, 1983 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- May 11, 1983 – Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- May 26, 1983 – A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.
- June 2, 1983 – After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane’s doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.
- June 18, 1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
- September 26, 1983 – Australia II wins the America’s Cup, ending the longest winning streak in sporting history.
- October 25, 1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.
- November 2, 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
- December 17, 1983 – The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.
Who Were Born On 1983?
- January 22, 1983 – Shaun Cody, American football player
- February 19, 1983 – Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
- July 13, 1983 – Marco Pomante, Italian footballer
- July 28, 1983 – Dhanush,Indian film actor, occasional playback singer and lyricist
- September 7, 1983 – Annette Dytrt, German skater figure
- September 12, 1983 – Carly Smithson, Irish singer
- September 14, 1983 – Frostee Rucker, American football player
- October 25, 1983 – Taylor Vixen, American pornographic actress
- December 27, 1983 – Anthony Boric, New Zealand All Black rugby player