September 1983 calendar

September 1983

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1983?


  • 01 Sep 1983 Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • 02 Sep 1983 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli Prime Minister.
  • 04 Sep 1983 Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • 05 Sep 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • 06 Sep 1983 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova requests political asylum in New York
  • 07 Sep 1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6:41:35).
  • 08 Sep 1983 NASA launches RCA-6.
  • 09 Sep 1983 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • 10 Sep 1983 97th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills
  • 11 Sep 1983 103rd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl
  • 12 Sep 1983 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of US$7 million.
  • 13 Sep 1983 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save
  • 14 Sep 1983 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • 15 Sep 1983 Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting NYC subway
  • 16 Sep 1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
  • 17 Sep 1983 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • 18 Sep 1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 19 Sep 1983 St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from the UK
  • 20 Sep 1983 Cryptographic Communications System and Method (RSA) patented
  • 21 Sep 1983 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
  • 22 Sep 1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years
  • 23 Sep 1983 Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military / political assassins
  • 24 Sep 1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases in season
  • 25 Sep 1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
  • 26 Sep 1983 Lebanon Premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • 27 Sep 1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
  • 28 Sep 1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 29 Sep 1983 A Chorus Line 3,389 performance to become longest running Broadway show
  • 12 Sep 1983 The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  2. - Maniacyoutube
  3. - Tell Her About Ityoutube
  4. - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  5. - Every Breath You Takeyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Red Red Wine
  2. - Karma Chameleonyoutube
  3. - They Don't Know
  4. - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
  5. - Modern Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1983?

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion


The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm spans the years 1940-1965. It was written shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister. This is when Great Britain stood against the overwhelming power of Nazi Germany.

Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss

Fatal Vision


Fatal Vision tells the compelling true story of Jeffrey MacDonald. He was a Princeton-educated doctor who was convicted of brutally killing his young wife and two children. These murders he strongly denies.

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 …

Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter'S Tale


A New York Times Bestseller, "Utterly exceptional" is now a major motion-picture movie. . . Everywhere there is a piercing feeling of the beautiful that arises from narrative and emotional fantasies

How To Satisfy A Woman Every Time by Naura Hayden

How To Satisfy A Woman Every Time


Naura Hayden conducted interviews with close to 500 women before she wrote her popular guide to pleasing women in bed. She discovered that almost all had experienced an orgasm during sexual attractions.