1983 certainly was a year filled with news breaking events...some of which we shall never forget.
Here are just a few:
Singer Karen Carpenter died of complications from anorexia nervosa at age 32.
Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys died from a drowning accident while diving off his friends 52 foot yacht Emerald in Marina Del Ray, California. By special dispensation of the United States government he was buried at sea.
The Last Deloreans were produced in 1983.
Vanessa Williams becomes first African-American Miss America
The final episode of M.A.S.H. aired with more than 125 million viewers tuned in to watch.
"Crack" cocaine is developed in the Bahamas, and soon appears in the United States
The "Just Say No' anti-drug campaign debuts
Northern Chad seized by Libyans and Rebels Libya continued its involvement in Chad. The government requested and received aid from both US and the French governments.
People Magazine's most intriguing people for 1983 were: Debra Winger, Mr. T., Joan Rivers, Matthew Brodrick, Michael Jackson, & Jennifer Beals.