March 1983 calendar

March 1983

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1983?


  • 01 Mar 1983 Tamara McKinney becomes first US woman skier to win the World Cup.
  • 02 Mar 1983 Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers
  • 04 Mar 1983 Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • 05 Mar 1983 New South Wales beats Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield.
  • 06 Mar 1983 On Your Toes opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 07 Mar 1983 TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV.
  • 08 Mar 1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
  • 09 Mar 1983 Anne Burford resigns as head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency amid scandal.
  • 10 Mar 1983 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame.
  • 11 Mar 1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill and Dean
  • 12 Mar 1983 Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:01:09).
  • 13 Mar 1983 Woman of the Year closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
  • 15 Mar 1983 JosT Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at age 80.
  • 16 Mar 1983 Smallest crowd (1814) at Cleveland Coliseum for NBA game, Cleveland Caviliers versus New Jersey Nets.
  • 17 Mar 1983 70th hat trick in New York Islanders' history-Mike Bossy.
  • 21 Mar 1983 Only known typo on Time Magazine cover ("contol" instead of "control"), all recalled.
  • 22 Mar 1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president.
  • 23 Mar 1983 US President Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars-plan
  • 24 Mar 1983 The redesigned 1984 model Corvette sports car goes on sale in California, USA.
  • 25 Mar 1983 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000 metre (1:12.58).
  • 26 Mar 1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 27 Mar 1983 13th Easter Seal Telethon
  • 31 Mar 1983 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
  • 08 Mar 1983 Cold War: While addressing a convention of Evangelicals, U.S. President Ronald Reagan labels the Soviet Union an "evil empire".
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Music charts

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

  1. - Billie Jeanyoutube
  2. - Shame On The Moon
  3. - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
  4. - Stray Cat Strut
  5. - Hungry Like The Wolf

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  2. - Let's Danceyoutube
  3. - Is There Something I Should Know?
  4. - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  5. - Church Of The Poison Mind


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1983?

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook


Scholastic Book Services, 1982 First Edition. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse


Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye Mickey Mouse vividly recalls wartime England. A group of American fighter pilots fly escort missions above Germany in the winter 1943-44. Among them is the reserved Captain

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Valley Of Horses


This extraordinary journey into the distant past takes us back to the amazing mysteries of The Clan of the Cave Bear's exotic, primeval world, and to Ayla now a young, brave woman.

The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists Of Avalon


A Literary Guild Featured AlternativeHere's the legend of King Arthur as told through the eyes of the women who ruled from the throne.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt



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