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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1983: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1983?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1983 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury.
  • 02 Dec 1983 Michael Jackson's music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time.
  • 03 Dec 1983 Marilyn: An American Fable closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances
  • 04 Dec 1983 Amen Corner closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • 05 Dec 1983 Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
  • 06 Dec 1983 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, killing six Israelis.
  • 07 Dec 1983 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
  • 08 Dec 1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • 09 Dec 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Dec 1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 11 Dec 1983 Jan Stephens / Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 12 Dec 1983 A truck bomb explodes at the US Embassy in Kuwait.
  • 13 Dec 1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • 14 Dec 1983 Peg opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 15 Dec 1983 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
  • 16 Dec 1983 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 17 Dec 1983 Peg closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 18 Dec 1983 NBA San Diego Clippers end 29-game road losing streak.
  • 19 Dec 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.
  • 20 Dec 1983 PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
  • 21 Dec 1983 Tap Dance Kid opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • 22 Dec 1983 Egyptian President Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • 23 Dec 1983 Journal Science publishes first report on nuclear winter.
  • 25 Dec 1983 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
  • 27 Dec 1983 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca).
  • 28 Dec 1983 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2).
  • 29 Dec 1983 US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
  • 31 Dec 1983 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Dresser

The Dresser

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Silkwood

Silkwood

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Christine

Christine

Release year: 1983

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Country: United States of America

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1983?
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Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

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In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem

Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions--a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies since its original publication in 1983--is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

The Saga Of Baby Divine by Bette Midler

The Saga Of Baby Divine

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From the fertile and outrageous imagination of the Divine Miss M herself comes a hilarious, touching and uplifting fable about The Truth.