What Happened in 1983

Significant Events

  • Sep 26 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • Nov 25 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
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Did You Know?

NY Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull while warming up before the 5th inning

On August 4, 1983


World Leaders in 1983

Famous People in 1983

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 13 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick
  • Mar 4 Actor Harrison Ford marries screenwriter Melissa Mathison (divorced 2004)
  • Jun 17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs
  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
  • Jun 25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 16 Producer Dick Wolf (36) divorces Susan Scranton after more than 13 years of marriage
  • Sep 20 Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage
  • Nov 14 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage
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