Historical Events in 1983 (Part 4)

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  • Oct 15 US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
  • Oct 15 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points
  • Oct 16 "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • Oct 16 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • Oct 16 Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 17 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
  • Oct 17 STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
  • Oct 19 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • Oct 19 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak

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Oct 19 Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Oct 20 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

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Oct 21 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 22 Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
  • Oct 23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • Oct 23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • Oct 23 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
  • Oct 23 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
  • Oct 25 US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)
  • Oct 26 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London
  • Oct 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 29 550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile
  • Oct 29 Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards & 6 touchdowns
  • Oct 30 The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 31 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 31 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
  • Nov 2 US President Ronald Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
  • Nov 2 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
  • Nov 3 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
  • Nov 3 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
  • Nov 4 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 5 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
  • Nov 6 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 6 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Nov 6 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections
  • Nov 7 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
  • Nov 7 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
  • Nov 8 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
  • Nov 8 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
  • Nov 8 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
  • Nov 9 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • Nov 9 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 10 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • Nov 10 US Federal government shut down
  • Nov 11 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain

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Nov 11 President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • Nov 12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Nov 13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England

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Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 15 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed

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Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • Nov 17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • Nov 17 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
  • Nov 18 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons

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Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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Nov 19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Nov 20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 20 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war
  • Nov 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • Nov 20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • Nov 20 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • Nov 21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • Nov 23 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • Nov 23 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
  • Nov 24 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
  • Nov 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 25 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
  • Nov 25 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
  • Nov 25 World's greatest robbery 26 million pounds worth of gold, diamonds & cash stolen from the Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • Nov 26 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
  • Nov 27 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • Nov 27 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
  • Nov 27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • Nov 28 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • Nov 30 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
  • Nov 30 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • Nov 30 Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • Dec 1 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
  • Dec 3 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 3 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • Dec 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Dec 3 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • Dec 4 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Dec 4 David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 4 NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
  • Dec 4 US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
  • Dec 5 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
  • Dec 5 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
  • Dec 5 ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
  • Dec 6 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
  • Dec 7 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
  • Dec 7 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Dec 8 9th Space Shuttle Mission, Columbia 6, lands at Edwards AFB
  • Dec 8 Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of SF Zen Center
  • Dec 9 Counselor to Ronald Regan, Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free & that's easier than paying for it"
  • Dec 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 10 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • Dec 10 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
  • Dec 11 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
  • Dec 11 Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 11 72nd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 11 72nd Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Kathy Jordan (6-2, 7-6)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 12 A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait
  • Dec 12 5th ACE Cable Awards: The VII International Tchaikovsky Competition by Robert Dalrymple and Ken Locker
  • Dec 13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • Dec 13 Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
  • Dec 13 KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
  • Dec 13 Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
  • Dec 14 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 15 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Dec 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
  • Dec 15 Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
  • Dec 15 Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 16 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding

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Dec 16 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Dec 16 Riverside, California; judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital
  • Dec 17 "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 17 Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die
  • Dec 17 The Provisional IRA bombs Harrods department store in London, killing six people and injuring 90
  • Dec 18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • Dec 19 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Dec 20 El Salvador adopts constitution

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Dec 20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Dec 20 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins

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Dec 20 PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Dec 21 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • Dec 21 NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
  • Dec 21 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
  • Dec 22 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • Dec 22 Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
  • Dec 23 Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
  • Dec 25 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney World Florida
  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan MCG
  • Dec 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 27 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
  • Dec 27 Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo
  • Dec 28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)

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Dec 28 Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 28 US say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
  • Dec 28 Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
  • Dec 29 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI
  • Dec 29 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
  • Dec 29 US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
  • Dec 29 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis
  • Dec 31 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
  • Dec 31 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • Dec 31 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup
  • Dec 31 Benjamin Ward appointed 1st African American NY City Police Commissioner by Mayor Ed Koch