February 1983 calendar

February 1983

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1983?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1983?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Africayoutube
  2. - Down Under
  3. - Baby, Come To Me
  4. - Billie Jeanyoutube
  5. - Shame On The Moon

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Too Shy
  2. - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  3. - Down Under
  4. - Billie Jeanyoutube
  5. - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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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

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Wilford Leach

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



Release year: 1983

Directed by: Mohan Kumar

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


Which were the most popular books released in February 1983?
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Foundation'S Edge by Isaac Asimov

Foundation'S Edge


The bitter and costly war between the Foundations was finally over. The First Foundation's scientists had won; now they return to Hari

Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Blue Highways


Blue Highways, a landmark in American travel writing, is a memorable journey through our country's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon started his journey with a simple need to put something together.

Second Heaven by Judith Guest

Second Heaven


Divorced father of two Michael Atwood joins Cat Holzman as a divorcee to help Gale Murray. Gale Murray is a troubled teenager trapped by his parents and the law.

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

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


Fonda's personal trainer, DeLyser (pre-birth of Troy in 1973), later joined Jane's Workout studios as a teacher of breathing exercises for pregnant women.

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe And Everything


"HYSTERICAL!" The Philadelphia Inquirer. The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit have grown sick of staring at the night sky above them. They plan to destroy it.