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1983 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1983 – The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
- February 13, 1983 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- March 2, 1983 – Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
- April 22, 1983 – The German magazine Der Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- July 7, 1983 – Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.
- July 22, 1983 – Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
- July 23, 1983 – Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
- July 24, 1983 – George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the “Pine Tar Incident”.
- September 15, 1983 – Israeli premier Menachem Begin resigns.
- October 22, 1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
Who Were Born On 1983?
- February 11, 1983 – Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
- February 23, 1983 – Courtney Culkin, American Playboy Playmate
- June 6, 1983 – Gemma Bissix, British actress
- July 18, 1983 – Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
- August 16, 1983 – Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
- August 19, 1983 – Mike Conway, British racing driver
- September 7, 1983 – Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player
- October 26, 1983 – Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
- November 25, 1983 – Joey Chestnut, American competitive eater
- December 17, 1983 – Bryan Jurynec, American ice hockey player