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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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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

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 …

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.

The Peter Pan Syndrome by Dan Kiley

The Peter Pan Syndrome

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A serioius social-psychological phenomenon is besetting American males: hundreds of thousands of boys are refusing to become men. Though they have reached adult age, the are unable to face adult feelings

Changes by Danielle Steel

Changes

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Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss

Fatal Vision

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Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies