1983 is an integer and composite number that represents a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar.
May 6 - Stern magazine publishes " Hitler Diaries" (later found to be forgeries).
May 16 - London police begin the use of wheel clamps on illegally-parked vehicles.
May 16 NSW Premier Neville Wran steps down in response to alligations rasied by ABC program Four Corners That he Attempted to influence the NSW Majestry
May 17 - Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
December 9 - The Australian Dollar is Floated, By Federal treasuer Paul Keating. Under the old flexible peg system, the Reserve bank bought and sold all Australian dollars and cleared the market at the end of the day. This initiative was taken by the government of Bob Hawke.
December 17 - A fire at a discotheque in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.
December 17 - IRA car bomb kills six Christmas shoppers outside Harrods in London.
December 31 - Brunei gains independence from United Kingdom.
December 31 - Two bombs explode in Marseilles. One on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. Other at Marseilles station kills 2 and injures 34.
Year in topic
July 2 - Michelle Branch, pop singer
July 11 - Marie Eleonor Sernehlot, oldest of the A-Teens
July 13 - Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdling athlete
July 21 - Kellen Winslow Jr., American football player
July 22 - Shelby Belle, pornographic actress
July 23 - Aaron Peirsol, competitive swimmer
August 14 - Mila Kunis, actress
August 19 - Tammin Sursok, Australian actress
August 24 - Christopher Parker, actor
September 17 - Jennifer Peña, Tejano singer
January 11 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist, Gandhian and educationist (b. 1894)
January 15 - Meyer Lansky, mobster (b. 1902)
January 23 - Fred Bakewell, exciting and unorthodox Northamptonshire and England batsman (b. 1908)
January 24 - George Cukor, director (b. 1899)
January 28 - Frank Forde, fifteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
February 4 - Karen Carpenter, singer, dies of anorexia nervosa (b. 1950)
February 12 - Eubie Blake, musician, songwriter
February 14 - Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
February 22 - Sir Adrien Boult , English conductor
February 25 - Tennessee Williams, playwright (b. 1911)
March 3 - Hergé ( Georges Rémi), Belgian comics creator ( )
Tintin March 8 - William Walton, composer (b. 1902)
March 15 - Rebecca West, writer (b. 1892)
March 23 - Barney Clark , first artificial heart recipient
March 30 - Eilius Eques , photojournalist
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