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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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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1983?
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In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Poland by James A. Michener

Poland

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In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.