Year 1983 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
  • Jan 1 World Communications Year begins
  • Jan 2 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • Jan 2 Several African National Congress (ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.
  • Jan 4 US Football League holds its 1st player draft
  • Jan 7 President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
  • Jan 9 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
  • Jan 15 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • Jan 15 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
  • Jan 17 Alabama Governor George Wallace, becomes governor for a record 4th time
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Historical Marriages

  • Jul 28 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)
  • Sep 11 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
  • Dec 9 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Willy Brandt weds Brigitte Seebacher

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