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1983 TIMELINE: A Year In History


January 30, 1983: Super Bowl XVII. Miami Dolphins are beaten by the Washington Redskins 17-27.

February 28, 1983: The most-watched finale of a TV show ever shown, 105.9 million viewers tuned in to see the last ever episode of M*A*S*H.

March 2, 1983: Though already available in Japan and Europe, Sony and Philips released their CD players in America. Though a compact disc player cost over $1000 they prove to be extremely popular.

April 8, 1983: David Copperfield astounds a studio audience as he makes the Statue of Liberty disappear.

May 25, 1983: Return of the Jedi is released for the first time and becomes the highest grossing film of 1983.

June 6, 1983: The latest James Bond film Octopussy premieres in London. Royals Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales attend the showing at the Odeon in Leicester Square.

July 14, 1983: Arcade game Mario Bros. is released in Japan. The arcade game, produced by Nintendo paves the way for future Mario games to become one of Nintendo’s greatest creations.

August 18, 1983: After swimming for a total of 15 hours 27 minutes, 12-year-old Samantha Druce becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel.

September 18, 1983: For the first time American rock band Kiss appear on MTV without their make-up.

October 19, 1983: The US senate declares there will be a national holiday each year in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

November 20, 1983: The Day After, an American film depicting what would happen if nuclear war broke out, is first aired on TV. 

December 2, 1983: Michael Jackson’s video for Thriller is aired on MTV for the first time.



1983 SLANG


1. Bodacious (Excellent, Wonderful Or A Lot Of Something)


2. Hella (A Lot Of Something Or Extreme)


3. Gnarly (Bizarre, Frightening, Amazing, Awesome!)


4. Duh (Or "No Duh")


5. Tubular (The Ultimate In Perfection)


6. Eat My Shorts (Can Be Replaced With "Bite Me!")


7. Gag Me With A Spoon (Disgusting!)


8. Radical (Self Explanitory)


9. Take a Chill Pill (Relax Already!)


10. Wastoid (Someone Who's Toasted)


11. Ralph (Gag, Puke, Hurl)


12. Bod (What a Smokin' Bod!)


13. Grody (Sometimes Combined with "To The Max")


14. Motor (We're Outta Here)


15. Veg (or Vegged Out)


Moments In Time
Lake Alvin
Pop Music
The Pocket
Pomp Room
Godfather's Pizza
Rockin' Out!
Mash - Most Popular Show of 1983
Space Shuttle Launches Become More Common
1983 Camaro
1983 Sold Out Movies
Downtown Sioux Falls
Dennis The Menace Park
Downtown Sioux Falls Christmas Time
K Cinema Movie Theater
Shakey's Pizza By The Western Mall
Drive In Movies

Top 30 Songs Of 1983

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