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A retro journey through the news and history of the 1980s

Moving on 1983...      Meyer Lansky      George Cukor      Karen Carpenter      Tennessee Williams      Arthur Godfrey      Gloria Swanson      Dolores del Río      Buster Crabbe      McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield      Norm Van Brocklin      Jack Dempsey      Norma Shearer      Buckminster Fuller      Harry James      Raymond Massey      David Niven      Carolyn Jones      Ira Gershwin      Pat O'Brien      Slim Pickens      Rod Cameron      William Demarest
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The Nation 1983

President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)

241 U.S. personnel lost in Beirut

U.S. invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (U.S. Wins!)

Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program

Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black


Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday

Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency

Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"


Nobel prizes 1983


Physics – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, William Alfred Fowler
Chemistry – Henry Taube
Medicine – Barbara McClintock
Literature – William Golding
Peace – Lech Wałęsa
Economics – Gerard Debreu

 



redline

time magazine 1982


"Both leaders must realize the overriding truth of superpower relations: Since they cannot make war without destroying themselves and most of the rest of the world, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. are, in Henry Kissinger's phrase, "doomed to co-exist." To TIME's Men of the Year, the point can be put more personally: whatever else they do, Reagan and Andropov will be judged by history primarily on how each deals with the other's country—and with the other as a man." Time Men of the Year Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov

The World 1983



Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead


U.S.S.R. vetoes United Nations resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
U.S. House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia


World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million


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