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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1983.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1983: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1983?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1983 America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 02 Aug 1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 03 Aug 1983 John Sain of South Bend, Indiana builds 3.91m house of cards.
  • 04 Aug 1983 Bettino Craxi sworn in as Premier of Italy
  • 06 Aug 1983 Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
  • 07 Aug 1983 Merlin closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 08 Aug 1983 Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
  • 12 Aug 1983 General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
  • 14 Aug 1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • 15 Aug 1983 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
  • 16 Aug 1983 Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
  • 18 Aug 1983 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing pine-tar game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • 19 Aug 1983 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • 20 Aug 1983 Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 21 Aug 1983 La Cage aux Folles opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
  • 24 Aug 1983 Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
  • 25 Aug 1983 US and the USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • 26 Aug 1983 Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao (Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.
  • 27 Aug 1983 Haiti adopts constitution
  • 28 Aug 1983 Mame closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 30 Aug 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
  • 31 Aug 1983 Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.

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Movies

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Prisoners

Prisoners

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Country: United States of America

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Country: United States of America

Departures

Departures

Directed by: Yôjirô Takita

Starring: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Books

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White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

White Gold Wielder

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre

The Little Drummer Girl

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from …

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton

The F-Plan Diet

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246 pages Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988) Language: English: Here is the most important diet breakthrough in decades- the diet Family Circle says "remarkably effective, and healthy

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Vintage paperback