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1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

Clockwise from top-left: the Ash Wednesday bushfires burned around 2,080 km2 (513,979 acres) killing 75 people in Victoria and South Australia; a suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon killed 63 people (+1 suicide bomber) and injuring 120; Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 shoots Korean Air Lines Flight 007 killing all aboard; the video game crash of 1983 caused a large-scale recession in the North American video game industry; Sally Ride became the first American woman in space during STS-7 mission; a truck bomb blew up in Beirut, killing more than 307 people; an anti-Tamil pogrom in Sri Lanka carries out; the United States and a coalition of six Caribbean nations invaded the island nation of Grenada.
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1983 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1983
Ab urbe condita2736
Armenian calendar1432
Assyrian calendar6733
Baháʼí calendar139–140
Balinese saka calendar1904–1905
Bengali calendar1390
Berber calendar2933
British Regnal year31 Eliz. 2  32 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2527
Burmese calendar1345
Byzantine calendar7491–7492
Chinese calendar壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4679 or 4619
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
4680 or 4620
Coptic calendar1699–1700
Discordian calendar3149
Ethiopian calendar1975–1976
Hebrew calendar5743–5744
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2039–2040
 - Shaka Samvat1904–1905
 - Kali Yuga5083–5084
Holocene calendar11983
Igbo calendar983–984
Iranian calendar1361–1362
Islamic calendar1403–1404
Japanese calendarShōwa 58
Javanese calendar1915–1916
Juche calendar72
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4316
Minguo calendarROC 72
Nanakshahi calendar515
Thai solar calendar2526
Tibetan calendar阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
2109 or 1728 or 956
(female Water-Pig)
2110 or 1729 or 957
Unix time410227200 – 441763199

The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet[1] and the first mobile cellular telephone call.