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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

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Kundan Shah

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

Suburbia

Suburbia

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Country: United States of America

Easy Money

Easy Money

Release year: 1983

Directed by: James Signorelli

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

Cujo

Cujo

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Country: United States of America

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Books

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Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

August by Judith Rossner

August

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Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

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.

How To Live To Be 100 - Or More by George Burns

How To Live To Be 100 - Or More

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An aging gracefully guide for those in their golden years imparted with much humor by the great comedian George Burns. Even though he wrote this book in 1983 when he was