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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1950s  1960s  1970s  – 1980s –  1990s  2000s  2010s
Years: 1980 1981 198219831984 1985 1986

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar.

Events

January – June

July – December

Culture

  • Compact discs are introduced; vinyl records begin a dramatic decline in sales.
  • "Crack" cocaine is first developed.
  • Phish forms
  • Billie Jean King retires from tennis
  • Social Distortion release their first album Mommy's Little Monster, which is considered by many to be one of the best hardcore punk records ever made.

Births

January – June

July – December

Deaths

January – June

July – December

Movies released

Hit songs

  • "99 Luftballons" (99 Red Balloons) – Nena
  • "1999" – Prince
  • "2000 Miles" – The Pretenders
  • "Add It Up" – Violent Femmes
  • "Africa" – Toto
  • "All Night Long (All Night)" – Lionel Richie
  • "All Time High" – Rita Coolidge
  • "Always Something There to Remind Me" – Naked Eyes
  • "Another State Of Mind" – Social Distortion
  • "Australiana" – Austen Tayshus #1 (a)
  • "Baby, Come to Me" – Patti Austin with James Ingram
  • "Baby Jane" – Rod Stewart
  • "Bad Boys" – Wham!
  • "Bad Day" – Carmel
  • "Beat It" – Michael Jackson
  • "Billie Jean" – Michael Jackson
  • "Blind Vision" – Blancmange
  • "Blister In The Sun" – Violent Femmes
  • "Bloodstone" – Judas Priest
  • "Blue Monday" – New Order
  • "Blue World" – The Moody Blues
  • "Bop Girl – Pat Wilson #1 (a)
  • "Boxerbeat" – JoBoxers
  • "Breaking Us In Two" – Joe Jackson
  • "Buffalo Soldier" – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • "Buried Treasure" -Kenny Rogers
  • "Burning Down The House" – Talking Heads
  • "Calling Your Name" – Marilyn
  • "Candy Girl" – New Edition
  • "Can't Get Used To Losing You" – The Beat
  • "Chance" – Big Country
  • "Change" – Tears For Fears
  • "China Girl" – David Bowie
  • "Chinese Cafe" – Joni Mitchell
  • "Church of the Poison Mind" – Culture Club
  • "Club Tropicana" – Wham!
  • "Come Back And Stay" – Paul Young
  • "Cruel Summer" – Bananarama
  • "Cry Me A River" – Mari Wilson
  • "Dark Is The Night" – Shakatak
  • "Dear Prudence" – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • "Did You Have To Love Me Like You Do?" – The Coconuts
  • "Dirty Laundry" – Don Henley
  • "Don't Cry" – Asia
  • "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away" – Phil Collins
  • "Don't Talk To Me About Love" – Altered Images
  • "Double Dutch" – Malcolm McLaren
  • "Down Under" – Men at Work
  • "Drop The Pilot" – Joan Armatrading
  • "Electric Avenue" – Eddy Grant
  • "Every Breath You Take" – The Police
  • "Everyday I Write The Book" – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
  • "Everything Counts" – Depeche Mode
  • "Family Man" – Hall & Oates
  • "Femme" – Dalida
  • "Fields Of Fire(400 Miles)" – Big Country
  • "Flashdance... What a Feeling" – Irene Cara
  • "Garden Party" – Marillion
  • "Gimme All Your Lovin'" – ZZ Top
  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" – Cyndi Lauper
  • "Give It Up" – KC and the Sunshine Band
  • "Gloria" – Laura Branigan
  • "Gold" – Spandau Ballet
  • "He Knows You Know" – Marillion
  • "Heartache Avenue" – The Maisonettes
  • "Hold Me Now" – The Thompson Twins
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf" – Duran Duran
  • "I Cannot Believe It's True" – Phil Collins
  • "I Don't Care Anymore" – Phil Collins
  • "I Don't Remember(Live)" – Peter Gabriel
  • "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" – Elton John
  • "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" – Culture Club
  • "I'm Still Standing" – Elton John
  • "In A Big Country" – Big Country
  • In The Neighborhood – Tom Waits
  • "I.O.U." – Freeez
  • "Is There Something I Should Know?" – Duran Duran
  • "Islands In The Stream" – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  • "It Don't Matter To Me" – Phil Collins
  • "It's Raining Men" – The Weather Girls
  • "Johnny B.Goode" – Peter Tosh
  • "Jump (For My Love)" – Pointer Sisters
  • "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
  • "Keep Feeling (Fascination)" – The Human League
  • "Kiss The Bride" – Elton John
  • "Le restaurant italien" – Dalida
  • "Les p'tits mots" – Dalida
  • "Let's Dance" – David Bowie
  • "Let's Stay Together" – Tina Turner
  • "Little Red Corvette" – Prince
  • "Long Hot Summer" – The Style Council
  • "Love Blonde" – Kim Wilde
  • "Love is a Battlefield" – Pat Benatar
  • "Love Is A Stranger" – The Eurythmics
  • "Love On Your Side" – The Thompson Twins
  • "Love Town" – Booker Newberry III
  • "Mama" – Genesis
  • "Many Rivers To Cross" – UB40
  • "Marguerita Time" – Status Quo
  • "Market Square Heroes" – Marillion
  • "Modern Love" – David Bowie
  • "Moonlight Shadow" – Mike Oldfield
  • "Mourir sur scène" – Dalida
  • "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" – Bananarama
  • "New Frontier" – Donald Fagen
  • "New Song" – Howard Jones
  • "New Year's Day" – U2
  • "Nobody's Diary" – Yazoo
  • "Oblivious" – Aztec Camera
  • "One On One" – Hall & Oates
  • "Only For Love" – Limahl
  • "Only You" – The Flying Pickets
  • "Ooh To Be Ah" – Kajagoogoo
  • "Our Lips Are Sealed" – Fun Boy Three
  • "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" – Yes
  • "Photograph" – Def Leppard
  • Pills And Soap – The Imposter
  • "Radio Free Europe" – REM
  • "Reckless" – Australian Crawl #1
  • "Red Red Wine" – UB40
  • Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • "Right By Your Side" – The Eurythmics
  • "Rio" – Duran Duran
  • "Rip It Up" – Orange Juice
  • "Rock And Roll Is King" – Electric Light Orchestra
  • "Rockit" – Herbie Hancock
  • "Rosanna" – Toto
  • "Save A Prayer" – Duran Duran
  • "Say, Say, Say" – Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
  • "Screaming for Vengeance" – Judas Priest
  • "Send Me An Angel" – Real Life
  • "Sharp Dressed Man" – ZZ Top
  • "She Works Hard For The Money" – Donna Summer
  • "Shiny Shiny" – Haysi Fantazee
  • "Shipbuilding" – Robert Wyatt
  • "Sign Of The Times" – The Belle Stars
  • "Soul Inside" – Soft Cell
  • "Speak Like A Child" – The Style Council
  • "Steppin' Out" – Joe Jackson
  • "Sweet Dreams Are Made of This" – Eurythmics
  • "Synchronicity 2" – The Police
  • "Tell Her About It" – Billy Joel
  • "Talking In Your Sleep" – The Romantics
  • "Temptation" – Heaven 17
  • "Tender Is The Night" – Jackson Browne
  • "That's All" – Genesis
  • "The Big Apple" – Kajagoogoo
  • "The Celtic Soul Brothers" – Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • "The Chinese Way" – Level 42
  • "The Cutter" – Echo and the Bunnymen
  • "The First Picture Of You" – The Lotus Eaters
  • "The Love Cats" – The Cure
  • "The Safety Dance" – Men Without Hats
  • "The Shape You're In" – Eric Clapton
  • "The Story Of The Blues" – Wah!
  • "The Sun Goes Down(Living It Up)" – Level 42
  • "The Walk" – The Cure
  • "They Don't Know" – Tracey Ullman
  • "This Is The Day" – The The
  • "Thriller" – Michael Jackson
  • "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" – Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
  • "Too Shy" – Kajagoogoo
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" – Bonnie Tyler
  • "True" – Spandau Ballet
  • "True Love Ways" – Cliff Richard
  • "Tunnel Of Love" – Fun Boy Three
  • "Twisting By The Pool" – Dire Straits
  • "Under Attack" – ABBA
  • "Undercover Of The Night" – The Rolling Stones
  • "Union Of The Snake" – Duran Duran
  • "Up Where We Belong" – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
  • "Uptown Girl" – Billy Joel
  • "Vintage'77(EP)" – The Heartbreakers
  • "Vision In Blue" – Ultravox
  • "A Volar"- Menudo
  • "Walk Out To Winter" – Aztec Camera
  • "Walkin' The Line" – Brass Construction
  • "Watching You Watching Me" – David Grant
  • "We Are Detective" – The Thompson Twins
  • "We've Got Tonight" Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton
  • "What Is Love?" – Howard Jones
  • "What Kinda Boy You're Lookin' For(Girl)" – Hot Chocolate
  • "Wherever I Lay My Hat(That's My Home)" – Paul Young
  • "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" – Grandmaster and Melle Mel
  • "Who's That Girl?" – The Eurythmics
  • "Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning?" – Phil Collins
  • "Wings Of A Dove" – Madness
  • "Wrapped Around Your Finger" – The Police
  • "You Can't Hurry Love" – Phil Collins

New books

  • The Anubis Gates – Tim Powers
  • ChangesDanielle Steel
  • ChristineStephen King
  • Cold Heaven – Anita Brian Moore
  • The Colour of MagicTerry Pratchett
  • The Dark Green Tunnel – Allan W. Eckert
  • Hollywood WivesJackie Collins
  • Icebreaker – John Gardner
  • Ironweed – William Kennedy
  • The Last Warrior Queen – Mary Mackey
  • Life and Times of Michael KJ. M. Coetzee
  • The Little Drummer GirlJohn le Carré
  • The Lonesome Gods – Louis L'Amour
  • The Loser – Thomas Bernhard
  • The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Odyssey: A Daring Transatlantic Journey – Susan Oliver
  • On Wings of EaglesKen Follett
  • Pet SemataryStephen King
  • Phantoms – Dean R. Koontz
  • The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  • PolandJames A. Michener
  • Resistance and Persecution in Passau from 1933 to 1939 – Anna Rosmus
  • The Robots of DawnIsaac Asimov
  • Scandal – A. N. Wilson
  • ShameSalman Rushdie
  • A Time for Judas – Morley Callaghan
  • White Gold Wielder: Book Three of the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant – Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Winter's Tale – Mark Helprin
  • Worstward HoSamuel Beckett

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