1983 Calendar Trivia
The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2033. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1983
- February 13, 1983 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Pig in Chinese astrology.
- April 22, 1983 – The German magazine Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- May 17, 1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world’s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’s Freedom of Information Act request.
- May 20, 1983 – First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.
- August 21, 1983 – Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).
- September 23, 1983 – Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.
- 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.
- October 23, 1983 – Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
- 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 Airport, killing 93 people.
- 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, Brazil.
Who Were Born On 1983?
- February 17, 1983 – Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- February 26, 1983 – Kara Monaco, American model and actress
- April 14, 1983 – James McFadden, Scottish footballer
- May 11, 1983 – Hanna Verboom, Belgian-Dutch actress
- June 16, 1983 – Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
- July 5, 1983 – Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
- July 29, 1983 – Tania Gunadi, Indonesian-American actress and producer
- August 28, 1983 – Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
- September 27, 1983 – Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer (LUV)
- November 17, 1983 – Christopher Paolini, American author