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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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I Remember Mama

I Remember Mama

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Country: United States of America

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Country: United States of America

The Patsy

The Patsy

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Country: United States of America

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1983?
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Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz

Mistral'S Daughter

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They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart

Ellis Island

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This epic novel follows the saga of five young immigrants from disparate backgrounds as they pass through the gateway to a strange new world at the dawn of a new century.

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

Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

Deadeye Dick

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Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an