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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1983?


Events

  • 02 Feb 1983 Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
  • 03 Feb 1983 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners.
  • 04 Feb 1983 Jose Happart becomes Mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • 05 Feb 1983 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
  • 06 Feb 1983 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • 07 Feb 1983 1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)
  • 08 Feb 1983 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of four goals in one period.
  • 09 Feb 1983 Belgium buys 44 F-16 fighter jets.
  • 10 Feb 1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral United Kingdom nuclear disarmament.
  • 11 Feb 1983 Weird Al Yankovic records Ricky andBuckingham Blues debut LP
  • 13 Feb 1983 Merlin opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 14 Feb 1983 United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher is later convicted of fraud.
  • 16 Feb 1983 Nellie massacre: over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation.
  • 17 Feb 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 18 Feb 1983 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 19 Feb 1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400-metre freestyle swimming record.
  • 20 Feb 1983 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450 / 570 km)
  • 21 Feb 1983 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29-game road losing streak.
  • 22 Feb 1983 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India.
  • 23 Feb 1983 US immigration judge Gordon Sacks orders Feodor Fedorenko deported to the Soviet Union, his birthplace. Fedorenko had served as a guard in a German death camp in Treblinka, Poland, between 1942 and 1945.
  • 24 Feb 1983 A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • 26 Feb 1983 Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
  • 27 Feb 1983 Eamonn Coghlan sets indoor mile record of 3:49.78.
  • 28 Feb 1983 Final TV episode of MASH airs (CBS); record 125 million watch.

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Movies

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Local Hero

Local Hero

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Country: United States of America

Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Wilford Leach

Starring: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Avtaar

Avtaar

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Mohan Kumar

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sachin, Sujit Kumar

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1983?
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The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life Sentences

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Life sentences: A novel

And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

And More By Andy Rooney

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: