1983 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728     
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

What Happened In Year 1983?

  • 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.
  • February 22, 1983 – The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 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 4, 1983 – Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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 18, 1983 – Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.
  • July 1, 1983 – A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
  • July 16, 1983 – Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • July 21, 1983 – The world’s lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -89.2 °C.
  • July 22, 1983 – Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
  • July 27, 1983 – Black July: 18 Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.
  • September 12, 1983 – The USSR vetoes a UN Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of a Korean civilian jetliner on September 1.
  • September 19, 1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
  • September 27, 1983 – Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.
  • November 2, 1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • December 7, 1983 – An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid Barajas International Airport, killing 93 people.
  • December 31, 1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

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