1983

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The year of our lord 1983 served as a prequel to the well known Nineteen Eighty-Four and sequel to the obscure 1982. Starting on a Saturday, many children began the year watching Saturday morning cartoons and many Jews began the year resting; things did not get much better for 1983 after that.

1983 in the World[edit]

1983 is when the apple computer was released.

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 4 - The Hitler Diaries are published, revealing the late dictator's "totally huge crush" on Heinrich Himmler

June[edit]

  • June 13 - Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system, transmitting its final message, "So long, suckers!"
  • June 18 - Sally Ride becomes the first American Woman in space; men around the world collectively decry the end of the last place they had left to get away from their wives.

July[edit]

  • July 15 - The Nintendo Entertainment System goes on sale in Japan and the world is never the same again.
  • July 21 - The lowest temperature on earth is recorded in Vostok Station, Antarctica with −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), dry ice forms spontaneously and scientists refer to the measurement as, "Really God-damned, fucking cold! I mean, seriously, for fuck's sake it's cold!"

August[edit]

  • August 30 - Guion Bluford becomes the first African-American in space; white men, still reeling from having lost space to women, throw up their arms in defeat before going to their rooms to sulk.

September[edit]

  • September 5 - NBC appoints Tom Brokaw King of Television.
  • September 27 - GNU Project founded; Richard Stallman appoints self God-emperor of free software but everyone continues to think of him as a pudgy nerd with poor hygiene.

October[edit]

  • October 21 - At the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, scientists finally figure out how long a meter is; the metric system is no longer complete bunk.
  • October 25 - Microsoft releases the Word; having regained the Logos, God is able to return to work.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

  • The D.A.R.E. program begins teaching students how to responsibly identify which drugs they will most enjoy.
  • Due to an ongoing DEA investigation, Doc Brown is forced to shut down production of his time machine.