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1983


Jan
14
Release: Nena's self-titled albumNena's self-titled album (1983)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

15
Death of Meyer LanskyDeath of Meyer Lansky (1983).Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

19
Apple unveils Lisa, first GUI personal computerThe Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced (1983)Apple History: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad

20
Release: Pyromania is releasedPyromania, from Def Leppard is released (1983)Top 10 Def Leppard Songs
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

23
Release: The TV series The A-Team airs its first episodeThe TV series The A-Team airs its first episode (1983)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars

Feb
4
Release: The EntityThe film The Entity is released (1983)Top 10 Horror Movies Inspired By True Events

18
Release: The King of ComedyThe film The King of Comedy is released (1983)Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies

22
Release: Release of Journey's 'Frontiers'Release of Journey's 'Frontiers' (1983)Journey and Steve Perry: History of 'Don't Stop Believin' Band

23
Birthday of Emily BluntBirthday of Emily Blunt (1983)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

25
Death of Tennessee WilliamsDeath of Tennessee Williams (1983)Top 10 Notes: The Glass Menagerie

28
Finale episode of M*A*S*H airsThe TV series M*A*S*H airs its final episode (1983)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s
Top 10 TV Show Finales
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time

28
War is releasedWar is released (1983)Top 10 Greatest U2 Songs

Mar
4
Release: CurtainsThe film Curtains is released (1983)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks

10
Birthday of Carrie UnderwoodBirthday of Carrie Underwood (1983)Carrie Underwood Bio: Life and Career of the Country Singer
Top 10 Female Country Music Stars

11
Release: Release of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2Release of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 (1983)Top 10 Protest Songs

31
Release: Monty Python's The Meaning of LifeThe film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is released (1983)Top 10 Monty Python Movie Moments

Apr
3
Release: Flashdance... What a FeelingThe song Flashdance... What a Feeling by Irene Cara is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

15
Release: FlashdanceThe film Flashdance is released (1983)Top 10 Dance Scenes in Dance Movies
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

18
Disney Channel launched in the USAA business profile and history of The Walt Disney Company.Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series
The Walt Disney Company: From Mickey Mouse to The Lion King

May
16
Piece of Mind is releasedThe album, Piece of Mind, is releasedThe History of Iron Maiden

20
Release: Release of Every Breath You Take Release of Every Breath You Take (1983)Top 10 Stalker Songs

25
Release: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediThe film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is released (1983)Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters
Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death

Jun
1
Release: Synchronicity album by The PoliceSynchronicity album by The Police (1983)Top 10 The Police Songs

3
Release: WarGamesThe film WarGames is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Hackers

6
Release: OctopussyThe James Bond film Octopussy is released (1983)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

8
Release: Trading PlacesThe film Trading Places is released (1983)Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film

11
Capcom was founded on this dayThe Video Game company that would go on to make some of the biggest names in video games like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Mega Man.Top 10 Capcom Games

15
Finale of the sitcom 'Taxi'Finale of the sitcom 'Taxi' (1983)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

15
The TV series Blackadder airs its first episodeThe TV series Blackadder airs its first episode (1983)Top 10 British TV Comedies
Top 10 Princesses and Queens from TV

17
Release: Superman IIIThe film Superman III is released (1983)Batman VS. Superman

18
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space Aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space (1983)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts
Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy

19
Debut of the arcade game Dragon's Lair.Debut of the arcade game Dragon's Lair. This arcade game was cutting edge for it's use of LaserDisc and being an interactive movie.Top 10 Retro Games That Pushed The Limits

19
Release of Dragon's Lair.Release of Dragon's Lair. This is a laserdisc video game published by Cinematronics featuring animation created by ex-Disney animator Don Bluth.Top 10 Greatest Dragons in Video Games

24
Release: Twilight Zone: The MovieThe film Twilight Zone: The Movie is released (1983)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series

27
Release: Cruel Summer by Bananarama is releasedCruel Summer by Bananarama is released (1983)Top 10 Classic Summer Songs

Jul
22
Release: Jaws 3-DThe film Jaws 3-D is released (1983)Top 10 Worst 3D Movies

25
Release: Kill Em All album is releasedKill Em All album is released (1983)Top 10 Metallica Songs
Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

27
Madonna's self-titled debut album is releasedMadonna's self-titled debut album is released (1983).Top 10 Madonna Moments

29
Release: National Lampoon's VacationThe film National Lampoon's Vacation is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies
Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV
Top 10 Movie Dads

Aug
5
Release: Risky BusinessThe film Risky Business is released (1983)Top 10 Unexpected Dance Scenes in Non-Dance Movies

11
Birth of actor Chris Hemsworth.Birth of actor Chris Hemsworth. He is is an Australian actor best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor and Marvel's The Avengers. (1983)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Chris Pine Vs Chris Evans Vs Chris Hemsworth: Actor Showdown

12
Release: Release of CujoRelease of Cujo (1983)Top 10 Live Action Movie Dogs

14
Birthday of Mila KunisBirthday of Mila Kunis (1983)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

17
Eddie Murphy Delirious is recordedEddie Murphy Delirious is recorded (1983)Top 10 Eddie Murphy Moments

20
Birthday of Andrew Garfield Birthday: Andrew Garfield (1983) Batman Vs. Spider-Man

Sep
5
Premiere of He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseThe TV series He-Man: Masters of the Universe debuts (1983)Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries
Top 10 Worst Live-Action Movies Based on Cartoons
Top 10 Purposely Annoying Beloved Cartoon Characters

12
Premiere of G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroThe cartoon series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero airs its first episode (1983)Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s
Top 10 Television Cartoon Villains
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

12
The TV show Inspector Gadget airs its first episodeThe TV show Inspector Gadget airs its first episode (1983)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

25
Birthday of Donald Glover Birthday of Donald Glover (1983)From Derrick Comedy and Community, Comedian Donald Glover

27
Thousands of unsold copies of E.T. on Atari 2600 buried in New MexicoE.T. for Atari 2600 was a game that was so bad that after 9 months of sitting on store shelves the game was recalled, crushed up and buried in a landfill in New Mexico on this day.Top 10 Video Game Myths

Oct
7
Release: Never Say Never AgainThe James Bond film Never Say Never Again is released (1983)Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances

21
Release: The Dead ZoneThe film The Dead Zone is released (1983)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

21
Release: The Right StuffThe film The Right Stuff is released (1983)Top 10 Astronaut Movies

24
Birthday of VV BrownHer music is alternative pop with a retro, 50s feel. http://www.WatchMojo.com speaks with singer, songwriter, fashion model and artist-to-watch VV Brown.Interview With VV Brown On Fashion

24
The song Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is releasedThe song Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is released (1983)Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

Nov
5
The James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1983)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

10
Birthday of Miranda LambertCountry singer Miranda Lambert of 'Nashville Star' is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

12
Release: Michael Jackson's Thriller is releasedRelease of Michael Jackson' Thriller. This music video was directed by John landis and became the most influential pop music video of all time (1983)Top 10 Halloween Songs

15
Release: Bark at the Moon is releasedBark at the Moon is released (1983).Top 10 Ozzy Osbourne Songs

18
Release: A Christmas StoryThe film A Christmas Story is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Narrations
Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies

18
Release: Sleepaway CampThe film Sleepaway Camp is released (1983)Top 10 Horror Movie Villain Motivations

Dec
2
Music video for ThrillerRelease of the music video for the song Thriller, by Michael Jackson. This music video was directed by John landis and became the most influential pop music video of all time (1983)Top 10 Michael Jackson’s Thriller Trivia
Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

9
Release: ChristineThe film Christine is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Cars

9
Release: ScarfaceThe film Scarface is released (1983)Top 10 Quirky Movie Pick-up Lines
Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)
Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies

9
Release: Sudden ImpactThe film Sudden Impact is released (1983)Top 10 Movie Badasses

9
Release: Terms of Endearment is releasedTerms of Endearment is released (1983).Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

16
Release: Mickey's Christmas Carol is releasedMickey's Christmas Carol is released (1983)Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments

20
Birthday of Jonah Hill Birthday of Jonah Hill (1983)Top 10 Decade Defining Actors: 2010s
Jonah Hill Bio: From Superbad to 21 Jump Street