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1983 Historical Events

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40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
St. Louis Cardinals (NL)

Defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (AL) with a record of 4-3
Super Bowl XVII Winner:
Washington Redskins

Defeated the Miami Dolphins with a score of 27-17
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Yuri Andropov

Second space shuttle, Challenger, makes successful maiden voyage, which includes the first US space walk in nine years
(April 4, 1983)


For 1983 movies, Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi came out on top. It grossed over $309,205,079 to make it the most popular movie of 1983. Among 1983 TV shows, 60 Minutes was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1983

  • Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  • Flashdance
  • Trading Places
  • Terms of Endearment
  • WarGames
  • Sudden Impact
  • Mr. Mom
  • Staying Alive

Top Songs from 1983

  • Every Breath You Take, Police
  • Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  • Flashdance... What A Feelin, Irene Cara
  • Down Under, Men At Work
  • Beat It, Michael Jackson
  • Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Bonnie Tyler
  • Maneater, Daryl Hall and John Oates

Billboard Top Songs from 1983

All of the 1983 hits below topped the 1983 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1983 top songs?

1.PoliceEvery Breath You Take
2.Michael JacksonBillie Jean
3.Irene CaraFlashdance... What A Feeling
4.Men At WorkDown Under
5.Michael JacksonBeat It
6.Bonnie TylerTotal Eclipse Of The Heart
7.Daryl Hall and John OatesManeater
8.Patti Austin and James IngramBaby Come To Me
9.Michael SembelloManiac
10.EurythmicsSweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
11.Culture ClubDo You Really Want To Hurt Me
12.Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal GayleYou And I
13.Dexy's Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen
14.Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet BandShame On The Moon
15.Donna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money
16.Sergio MendesNever Gonna Let You Go
17.Duran DuranHungry Like The Wolf
18.David BowieLet's Dance
19.Golden EarringTwilight Zone
20.FridaI Know There's Something Going On
21.Greg Kihn BandJeopardy
22.Eddy GrantElectric Avenue
23.Thomas DolbyShe Blinded Me With Science
25.PrinceLittle Red Corvette
26.PretendersBack On The Chain Gang
27.Joe Cocker and Jennifer WarnesUp Where We Belong
28.StyxMr. Roboto
29.Lionel RichieYou Are
30.After The FireDer Kommissar
31.TacoPuttin' On The Ritz
32.Marvin GayeSexual Healing
33.Human League(Keep Feeling) Fascination
34.Culture ClubTime (Clock Of The Heart)
35.Men Without HatsThe Safety Dance
36.Toni BasilMickey
37.Phil CollinsYou Can't Hurry Love
38.JourneySeparate Ways
39.Daryl Hall and John OatesOne On One
40.Kenny Rogers and Sheena EastonWe've Got Tonight
42.Stray CatsStray Cat Strut
43.Billy JoelAllentown
44.Stevie NicksStand Back
45.Billy JoelTell Her About It
46.Naked EyesAlways Somethmg There To Remind Me
47.Lionel RichieTruly
48.Don HenleyDirty Laundry
49.Michael Jackson and Paul McCartneyThe Girl Is Mine
50.KajagoogooToo Shy
51.Adam AntGoody Two Shoes
52.ClashRock The Casbah
53.MadnessOur House
54.Men At WorkOverkill
55.Duran DuranIs There Something I Should Know
56.Laura BraniganGloria
57.Rick SpringfieldAffair Of The Heart
58.TubesShe's A Beauty
59.Laura BraniganSolitaire
60.StyxDon't Let It End
61.Laura BraniganHow Am I Supposed To Live Without You
62.David BowieChina Girl
63.KinksCome Dancing
64.Naked EyesPromises, Promises
65.Little River BandThe Other Guy
66.Air SupplyMaking Love Out Of Nothing At All
67.Daryl Hall and John OatesFamily Man
68.Michael JacksonWanna Be Startin' Somethin'
69.TotoI Won't Hold You Back
70.Christopher CrossAll Right
71.Bryan AdamsStraight From The Heart
72.Kenny LogginsHeart To Heart
73.Lionel RichieMy Love
74.Elton JohnI'm Still Standing
75.LoverboyHot Girls In Love
76.Men At WorkIt's A Mistake
77.Culture ClubI'll Tumble 4 Ya
78.DebargeAll This Love
79.Sammy HagarYour Love Is Driving Me Crazy
80.Dionne WarwickHeartbreaker
82.Joe JacksonSteppin' Out
83.QuarterflashTake Me To Heart
84.Stray Cats(She's) Sexy + 17
85.ChampaignTry Again
86.ShalamarDead Giveaway
87.Jackson BrowneLawyers In Love
88.Moving PicturesWhat About Me
89.Michael JacksonHuman Nature
90.Def LeppardPhotograph
91.Musical YouthPass The Dutchie
92.Spandau BalletTrue
93.Frank StalloneFar From Over
94.Eric ClaptonI've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
95.Stephen BishopIt Might Be You
96.Peabo Bryson and Roberta FlackTonight I Celebrate My Love
97.Tom Petty and The HeartbreakersYou Got Lucky
98.AsiaDon't Cry
99.Joe JacksonBreaking Us In Two
100.Earth, Wind and FireFall In Love With Me

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1983


  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Karen
  4. Kimberly
  5. Susan


  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert

Class of 1983 Yearbook

Class of 1983 Reunion

Your 40 year reunion is only months away!

Class of 1983: If are part of the 1983 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1983 and reconnect with fellow class of '83 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1983 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1983, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1983, try the Class of 1982 or the Class of 1984.