Since January 1983 ARPANET is migrated to TCP/IP and Björn Borg retired soon after from Tennis.→
A cinema fire in Turin killed 64.
The final episode of M*A*S*H was aired.
IBM PC XT was released.→
SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) was started by US President Reagan and the Space Shuttle had its first flight.→
India won the Cricket World Cup.→
Lowest temperature on earth was recorded with -89.2ºC.
KISS members appeared the first time without makeup in public (which is lame!).
Red Hot Chilli Peppers first album.→
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a warning of attack by U.S. missiles as a false alarm.
West german astronaut Ulf Merbold takes part in a spaceflight with the spaceship Columbia. Franck Ribéry was born. Lech Walesa received the Peace Nobel Price.→
Slayer released their album "Show no mercy".→