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Headlines From 1983 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1983 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1983 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1983 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1983 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1983 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1983 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1983 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1983 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1983 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1983 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
22nd January 1983Björn Borg retires from tennis after winning five consecutive Wimbledon championships.
31st January 1983Seatbelt use for drivers and front seat passengers becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.
4th February 1983Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (b. 1950) dies from heart failure, which is attributed to her long battle with anorexia.
5th March 1983Bob Hawke is elected Prime Minister of Australia.
18th April 1983The April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut kills sixty-three people.
9th June 1983 Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister since 1979, wins the 1983 general election in a landslide victory over Michael Foot with forty-nine percent of the popular vote.
18th June 1983Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle ‘Challenger’
21st July 1983The lowest temperature on earth is recorded in Vostok Station, Antarctica with -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F).
29th July 1983David Niven, English actor (b. 1910) dies.
16th August 1983“The Bill” first airs on television as “Woodentop“.
25th September 1983Thirty-eight Irish republican prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of HMP Maze in the largest prison escape in British history.
2nd October 1983Neil Kinnock is elected leader of the Labour Party.
4th October 1983 Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph, driving ‘Thrust 2’ at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
25th October 1983Microsoft Word is first released.
26th November 19836,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are taken from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport. Only a fraction of the gold is ever recovered, and only two men are convicted of the crime.
2nd December 1983Michael Jackson's music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time. It becomes the most famous music video ever made, increasing record sales of the already popular album "Thriller".
17th December 1983A Provisional IRA car bomb kills six Christmas shoppers and injures ninety other people outside Harrods.
31st December 1983Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
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A Newspaper From 1983

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).