*World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles
*Superbowl Champions: Washington Redskins
*NBA Champions: Philadelphia 76ers
*Stanley Cup Champs: New York Islanders
*U.S. Open Golf: Larry Nelson
*U.S. Tennis: Jimmy Connors/Martina Navratilova
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): John McEnroe/Martina Naratilova
*NCAA Football Champions: Miami
*NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State
*Kentucky Derby: Sunny's Halo
Charlene Tilton, Suzanne Somers, Catherine Bach, Cheryl Tiegs, Iman, Christie Brinkley.
Other Facts (1983)*Singer Karen Carpenter, 32, dies from an eating disorder and the word 'anorexia' entered the American vocabulary.
*Korean Air flight 007 was shot down over Soviet airspace without warning.
*The FCC authorizes Motorola to begin testing cellular phone service.
*In 1966 Dick Shulze founded his stereo store, 'The Sound of Music.' In 1983, he renamed it "Best Buy" and statred the current chain of home electronics stores.
*The Computer mouse was invented.
*Sally Ride became the first woman in Space.
*More than 125 million viewers tune in to the last episode of M*A*S*H.
*With the introduction of noise-free compact discs, the vinyl record begins a steep decline.
*Second space shuttle, Challenger, makes successful maiden voyage, which includes the first US space walk in nine years (April 4).
*Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., 50, political rival of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in Manila.
*Jim Thorpe regained his 1912 decathlon and pentathlon Olympic Gold Medals, 30 years fter his death.
*"Go ahead, make my day" - Clint Eastwood in 'Sudden Impact'.
*Breakdancing gains popularity on the street and in the media.
*"Captain Bob Pearson landed Flight 143, piloting a Air Canada Boeing 767, at the RCAF Station Gimli, a closed air force base, with several mechanical failures going on, and NO FUEL.
*US Supreme Court declares many local abortion restrictions unconstitutional (June 15).
*Crack" cocaine is developed in the Bahamas, and soon appears in the United States.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Ronald Reagan, Yuri Andetopov
*Miss America: Debra Maffett (Anaheim, CA)
*Miss USA: Julie Hayek (California)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Nintendo Entertainment System, My Little Pony, Care Bears, Cabbage Patch Kids were the must-have Christmas toy.
What Was On TV:Dallas (CBS), 60 Minutes (CBS), Dynasty (ABC), The A-Team (NBC), Simon & Simon (CBS), Magnum, P.I. (CBS), Falcon Crest (CBS), Kate & Allie (CBS), Hotel (ABC), Cagney & Lacey (CBS).
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