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.
  • 08 Feb 1983 A dust storm hits Melbourne, resulting in the worst drought on record and severe weather conditions in the city.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1983?

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning


Living Loving and Learning is a charming collection of Leo Buscaglia’s entertaining and informative lectures that were given worldwide between 1970-1981. While some of these lectures have been published in magazines and books, this collection is the complete one.

Floating Dragon by Peter Straub

Floating Dragon


Two horrors threaten Hampstead, a quiet suburb. One is natural. The other is man-gone insane. The second makes the first seem like child's play.

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game


KATE BLACKWELL: Who is she? She is the symbol for success. A beautiful woman who turned her inheritance into an international conglomerate. She was awarded a special place among the rich and famous.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book


Jane Fonda's Book of Workouts

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

When Bad Things Happen To Good People


Harold Kushner's 3-year-old son was diagnosed by a degenerative condition and told he would not live to his teens. This left him with one of the most difficult questions in life: