|<< - 1982|
|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, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Loni Anderson, Catherine Bach, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Beals, Jacqueline Bisset, Christie Brinkley, Anne Carlisle, Phoebe Cates, Joan Collins, Lydia Cornell, Linda Evans, Farrah Fawcett, Deborah Foreman, Daryl Hannah, Goldie Hawn, Grace Jones, Nastassja Kinski, Jessica Lange, Heather Locklear, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Victoria Principal, Betsy Russell, Brooke Shields, Suzanne Somers, Cheryl Tiegs, Heather Thomas
|"The 1983 Quotes"
"Go ahead, make my day"
- Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'
"Say hello to my little friend!"
"Would you like to play a game?"
|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 in 1908.
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 without warning.
1983 Pop Culture News:
Not only was Return of the Jedi 1983's top grossing film, but also it's novelization was the year's top selling book.
John Lasseter was fired from Disney in 1983 for pushing too hard for computer animation. When Disney bought Pixar in 2006, Lasseter was given a $5 million signing bonus, a $2.5 million salary, and control of all Disney's animation projects.
The 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 face.
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.
|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)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1983 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1983:
|Popular Music in 1983 - # 1 Hits of 1983|