July 1983 calendar

July 1983

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1983?


  • 01 Jul 1983 A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
  • 02 Jul 1983 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger
  • 03 Jul 1983 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
  • 04 Jul 1983 New York Yankees' Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox.
  • 05 Jul 1983 France invades Algeria
  • 06 Jul 1983 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • 07 Jul 1983 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • 08 Jul 1983 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
  • 11 Jul 1983 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
  • 14 Jul 1983 Crane (Rep-R-Il) and Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
  • 15 Jul 1983 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance
  • 16 Jul 1983 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • 17 Jul 1983 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
  • 18 Jul 1983 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
  • 19 Jul 1983 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • 20 Jul 1983 The Israeli cabinet votes to withdraw troops from Beirut but to remain in southern Lebanon.
  • 21 Jul 1983 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law.
  • 22 Jul 1983 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • 23 Jul 1983 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • 24 Jul 1983 Mame opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 25 Jul 1983 Washington Public Power Supply System defaults on US$2.25 billion loan.
  • 26 Jul 1983 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
  • 27 Jul 1983 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
  • 28 Jul 1983 NASA launches Telstar-3A
  • 29 Jul 1983 Friday Night Videos premieres on NBC TV
  • 30 Jul 1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of the USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • 31 Jul 1983 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
  • 01 Jul 1983 The Ministry of State Security is established as China's principal intelligence agency
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Music charts

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

  1. - Flashdance...What A Feeling
  2. - Every Breath You Takeyoutube
  3. - Electric Avenue
  4. - Time (Clock Of The Heart)
  5. - Never Gonna Let You Go

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Baby Jane
  2. - Give It Up
  3. - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
  4. - IOU
  5. - Flashdance... What A Feeling


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1983?

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager


Millions of managers from Fortune 500 companies and small business nationwide have used The One Minute Manager's methods for more than 20 years. This has helped them increase their productivity, job satisfaction, personal and professional relationships, and in turn, increased …

Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

Battlefield Earth


The novel is a mix of suspense, politics and war. It also contains humor and intergalactic financial finance. L. is a towering masterpiece of science fiction adventure. It is also one of the most popular science fiction novels ever.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt



Megatrends: 10 New Directions that Transform Our Lives

And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

And More By Andy Rooney


Every American man has his own opinion

Space by James A. Michener



James A. Michener, a well-known chronicler of epic events in world history, tackles the most challenging subject of his career: Space, the last great frontier.