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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1983?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1983 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 02 Oct 1983 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
  • 03 Oct 1983 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release Say, Say, Say in the UK
  • 04 Oct 1983 Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 1019 kph (633.468 mph), driving Thrust 2 jet-powered car at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
  • 05 Oct 1983 Lech Walesa of Poland wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 06 Oct 1983 New York Jets announce they are leaving Shea Stadium for the Meadowlands Coliseum.
  • 07 Oct 1983 In New York, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurs.
  • 08 Oct 1983 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
  • 09 Oct 1983 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
  • 10 Oct 1983 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • 11 Oct 1983 Last hand-cranked telephones in the US go out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, are switched over to direct-dial.
  • 12 Oct 1983 5225 Loral and 5424 Covington
  • 13 Oct 1983 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 14 Oct 1983 US Marine peacekeeper Sargeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 15 Oct 1983 Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • 16 Oct 1983 Zorba opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • 17 Oct 1983 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
  • 19 Oct 1983 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • 20 Oct 1983 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
  • 21 Oct 1983 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
  • 22 Oct 1983 Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 23 Oct 1983 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 25 Oct 1983 US invades Grenada, a country 1 / 2,000 its population (US Wins!)
  • 29 Oct 1983 550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile
  • 30 Oct 1983 The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 31 Oct 1983 Paul McCartney releases Pipes of Peace album

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States of America

Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Country: United States of America

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States of America

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Release year: 1983

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

Under Fire

Under Fire

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1983?
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The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham

The Auerbach Will

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In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

Changes by Danielle Steel

Changes

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Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

Everything And More by Jacqueline Briskin

Everything And More

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The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

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Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to …

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been