1983

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August 12, 2022

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983 year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4 in the 1980s. The 1983 denomination for the year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini (A.D.) calendar era became the common method in Europe for naming years.

Events

February 16 - Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim 71 lives in Australia's worst fires March 1 - Swatch introduces its first watch March 15 - Nyepi Day 1905 onwards became a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia. May 27 - Vesak Day 2527 onwards is a national holiday of the Republic of Indonesia. June 11 - Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia June 18 - Astronaut Sally K. Ride becomes the first American woman in space after she and four colleagues glide on the Challenger September 1 - Korean Air Flight 7, shot down by Soviet warplanes off the coast of Sakhalin. Death toll of 269 September 15 - Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin resigns 19 September - Saint Kitts and Nevis become independent from Great Britain October 23 - Attack on United States Naval Barracks in Beirut October 30 - The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule December 27 - Pope John Paul II visits and pardons Mehmet Ali Agca at Rebibbia Prison (Rome).

The exact date is not known

Malaysian automotive company Proton was founded. South Korea's top soccer league, the K League, is starting its inaugural season. YAMAHA RX-KING in production for the first time

Birth

January 3 - Ika Eviolina, Indonesian actress February 8 - Dinna Olivia, Indonesian actress and model February 8 - Olga Syahputra, Indonesian actor, presenter, comedian (d. 2015) February 12 - Iko Uwais, Indonesian actor, athlete. February 14 - Bacary Sagna, French footballer. February 19 - Reynhard Sinaga, Indonesia's controversial figure. February 28 - Karenina, model, model from Indonesia. March 1 - Lupita Nyongo, Kenyan Mexican actress. March 8 - André Santos, Brazilian footballer. March 16 - Riefian Fajarsyah, Seventeen's Vocalist March 17 - Raul Meireles, Spanish footballer. March 23 - Sascha Riether, German football player. March 23 - Bunga Citra Lestari, Indonesian singer. March 30 - Hebe Tian Fu Zhen, Mandopop singer, member of S.H.E. April 27 - Nicky Tirta, Indonesian actor and cook. May 6 - Daniel Alves, Brazilian footballer. May 13 - Puput Melati, Indonesian singer June 17 - Kazunari Ninomiya, member of the Japanese boy band Arashi July 1 - Park Jung-soo, leader of South Korea's Super Junior. July 2 - Michelle Branch, American singer. July 10 - Indra Perdana Sinaga, singer, former vocalist of the band Lyla, vocalist of the band ADA Band. July 13 - Vicky Nitinegoro, Indonesian actor and model. July 14 - Giring Ganesha, singer, actor, politician, former vocalist of the band Nidji. July 22 - Detsl, Russian singer (d. 2019). August 6 - Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer. August 8 - Sandra Dewi, Indonesian actress. 12 August - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer August 14 - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress. August 15 - Ruben Onsu, Indonesian presenter August 16 - Bhumi Jensen, grandson of Thailand's king Bhumibol Adulyadej (d. 2004). August 20 - Andrew Garfield, American actor. August 30 - Jun Matsumoto member of Japanese boy band Arashi September 6 - Stephen Kelly, Republic of Ireland footballer. September 22 - Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer. September 22 - Rianti Cartwright, actress 26 September - Nabil Ahmad, Malaysian comedian and actor November 4 - Ashanty, Indonesian singer November 15 - John Heitinga, Dutch footballer. December 31 - Mariana Renata, Indonesian actress. Dead