June 1983 calendar

June 1983

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1983?


  • 02 Jun 1983 1980 movie Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, released in Germany
  • 04 Jun 1983 53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec
  • 05 Jun 1983 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy and Cats win
  • 06 Jun 1983 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff
  • 07 Jun 1983 Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies strikes out Lonnie Smith for his 3,522nd career strikeout to pass Nolan Ryan as the all-time strikeout leader.
  • 08 Jun 1983 Trading Places, Ghostbusters, and Gremlins premieres
  • 09 Jun 1983 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
  • 10 Jun 1983 Texas Instruments announces that poor sales of TI 99/4A computers, software, and peripherals would result in a second quarter loss of US$100 million. The news drives the company's stock price down almost US$50.
  • 11 Jun 1983 Always Something There To Remind Me by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • 12 Jun 1983 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • 13 Jun 1983 ''Pioneer 10'' becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system.
  • 14 Jun 1983 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 15 Jun 1983 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
  • 16 Jun 1983 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
  • 18 Jun 1983 Pump Boys & Dinettes closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances
  • 19 Jun 1983 Octopussy premieres in US
  • 20 Jun 1983 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 21 Jun 1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
  • 22 Jun 1983 First time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle.
  • 23 Jun 1983 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • 24 Jun 1983 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 25 Jun 1983 Evita closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
  • 26 Jun 1983 Loving premieres on TV
  • 27 Jun 1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • 28 Jun 1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A.
  • 29 Jun 1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
  • 30 Jun 1983 Total loss of coolant at Embalse nuclear power plant, Argentina. It was classified as an Accident With Local Consequences ampndash level 4 at the International Nuclear Event Scale
  • 04 Jun 1983 Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Flashdance...What A Feelingyoutube
  2. - Let's Danceyoutube
  3. - Time (Clock Of The Heart)youtube
  4. - Electric Avenueyoutube
  5. - Overkillyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Every Breath You Takeyoutube
  2. - Baby Jane
  3. - Bad Boys
  4. - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
  5. - IOU


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1983?

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence


In Search of Excellence is the "Greatest Business Book of All Time" by Bloomsbury UK. It has been a staple in every business school, boardroom and bedside table.

The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas

The Youngest Science


Lewis Thomas saw everything from the 1920s, when he was watching his father, a general physician who made housecalls and wrote prescriptions in Latin. To his time in medical school, and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw.

The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre

The Little Drummer Girl


The New York Times bestseller of A Delicate Truth, and Our Kind of Traitor, Ewan McGregor will star in the major motion picture. "You want the lion to catch you first tie the goat."

The Diet Center Program by Sybil Ferguson

The Diet Center Program


This article explains the five-phase diet system that was pioneered by the Diet Centre, which boasts over 2300 centers in America, England, and Australia.

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.