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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 18, 1983 – Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
- April 4, 1983 – Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
- July 19, 1983 – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
- September 25, 1983 – Maze Prison escape: 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze prison. It is the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
- October 13, 1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
- October 29, 1983 – Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.
- November 27, 1983 – Avianca Flight 011, a Boeing 747 crashes near Madrid’s Barajas Airport, killing 181.
- December 5, 1983 – ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
- December 19, 1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
Who Were Born On 1983?
- January 1, 1983 – Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
- January 21, 1983 – Peter Philipakos, American/Greek soccer player
- February 26, 1983 – Kara Monaco, American glamor model
- June 8, 1983 – Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer
- July 23, 1983 – Andrew Eiden, American actor
- August 22, 1983 – Laura Breckenridge, American actress
- September 28, 1983 – Stefan Moore, English footballer
- October 15, 1983 – Holly Montag, American reality TV personality
- October 29, 1983 – Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
- December 2, 1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player