|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl XVII Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
||New York Islanders
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Jimmy Connors/Martina Navratilova
||John McEnroe/Martina Naratilova
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
||North Carolina State
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Charlene Tilton, Catherine Bach, Cheryl
Tiegs, Christie Brinkley
|"The 1983 Quotes"
"Go ahead, make my day"
- Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'
"Say hello to my little friend!"
- Tony Montana in 'Scarface'
"Would you like to play a game?"
- NORAD W.O.P.R. in 'WarGames'
|Time Magazine's Men of the Year
||Debra Maffett (Anaheim, CA)
||Julie Hayek (California)
Jim Thorpe regained his 1912 decathlon and pentathlon
Olympic Gold Medals, 30 years fter his death. They were
originally taken from him because it was revealed that
he played professional minor league baseball for a season
Captain Bob Pearson landed Flight 143, piloting a Air
Canada Boeing 767, at the RCAF Station Gimli, a closed
air force base, with several mechanical failures going
on, and NO FUEL.
|| Germany's Der Stern magazine obtained Adolf
Hitler's secret diaries. After announcing them, and showing
them to the world, it was discovered that they were fake.
Pop Star Death: Karen
Carpenter (eating disorder) The word 'anorexia' entered
the American vocabulary.
Korean Air flight 007 was shot down over Soviet airspace
Computer mouse was invented.
In 1966 Dick Shulze founded his stereo store, 'The
Sound of Music.' In 1983, he renamed it "Best Buy"
and statred the current chain of home electronics stores.
Sally Ride became the first woman in Space.
Actor Kevin Costner was 'the dead guy' in the opening
of the film The Big Chill, but we never saw his
J. Crew began selling through a mail-order catalogue.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1983: $400,000
||Showing off your Swatch Watches, showing
off your Break Dancing moves, Wacky Wallwalkers were octo-shaped
sticky toys that could be tossed against a wall, then
slowly 'slime' thier way down.
|1st appearances & 1983's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Nintendo Entertainment System, My Little
Pony, Care Bears, WereBears stuffed bears, Cabbage Patch
Kids were the must-have Christmas toy.
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||Terms of Endearment
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
|1. Return Of The Jedi
2. Terms of Endearment
4. Trading Places
7. Sudden Impact
8. Staying Alive
9. Mr. Mom
10. Risky Business
|1983 Most Popular TV shows:
|1. Dallas (CBS)
2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
3. Dynasty (ABC)
4. The A-Team (NBC)
5. Simon & Simon (CBS)
6. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
7. Falcon Crest (CBS)
8. Kate & Allie (CBS)
9. Hotel (ABC)
10. Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Number One Songs
December 18, 1982 - January 14, 1983:
Maneater - Hall & Oates
January 15 - February 11:
Down Under - Men at Work
February 12 - February 18:
Africa - Toto
February 19 - March 4:
Baby, Come To Me - Patti Austin featuring James Ingram
March 5 - April 22:
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
April 23 - April 29:
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
April 30 - May 20:
Beat It - Michael Jackson
May 21 - May 27:
Let's Dance - David Bowie
May 28 - July 8:
Flashdance... What A Feeling - Irene Cara
July 9 - September 2:
Every Breath You Take - The Police
September 3 - September 9:
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
September 10 - September 23:
Maniac - Michael Sembello
September 24 - September 30:
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
October 1 - October 28:
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
October 29 - November 11:
Islands In the Stream - Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
November 12 - December 9:
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
December 10, 1983 - January 20, 1984:
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney featuring Michael Jackson