In 1966 Dick Shulze founded his stereo store, ‘The Sound of Music.’ In 1983, he renamed it “Best Buy” and started the current chain of home electronics stores.
The first Computer mouse was invented.
The Top Grossing movies in 1983
1. Return Of The Jedi
2. Terms of Endearment
4. Trading Places
The Number TV show for 1983
1. Dallas (CBS)
2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
3. Dynasty (ABC)
4. The A-Team (NBC)
5. Simon & Simon (CBS)
Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage.
M*A*S*H (TV series) ends after 11 years and 251 episodes on CBS. The series finale, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, becomes the highest rated episode in TV history.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Here were the Champions in Sports in 1983
World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles
Superbowl XVII Champions: Washington Redskins
NBA Champions: Philadelphia 76ers
Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
Some of the movie lines we loved in 1983
“Go ahead, make my day”
– Clint Eastwood in ‘Sudden Impact’
“Say hello to my little friend!”
– Tony Montana in ‘Scarface’
“Would you like to play a game?”
– NORAD W.O.P.R. in ‘WarGames’
One of my first memories of Hip Hop was on the 1983 movie Wild Style. I will never forget the kitchen scene with Grand Master Flash and Fab Five Freddy.
What do you remember most about 1983? Comment below!