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  • Major Events of 1983



    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Miami-Fl Record: 11-1-0 Heisman Trophy: Mike Rozier, Nebraska, RB points: 1,801
    Stanley Cup: New York Islanders vs. Edmunton Oilers Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl XVII: Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins Score: 27-17 US Open Golf:Larry Nelson Score: 280 Course: Oakmont CC Location: Oakmont, PA World Cup Soccer: Italy vs. West Germany Score: 3-1
    World Series:Baltimore Orioles vs. Philadelphia Phillies Series: 4-1

    Popular Music of 1983

    1. "Down Under" ... Men at Work
    2. "Africa" ... Toto
    3. "Baby, Come to Me" ... Patti Austin & James Ingram
    4. "Billie Jean" ... Michael Jackson
    5. "Come on Eileen" ... Dexys Midnight Runners
    6. "Beat It" ... Michael Jackson
    7. "Let's Dance" ... David Bowie
    8. "Flashdance...What a Feeling" ... Irene Cara
    9. "Every Breath You Take" ... The Police
    10. "Sweet Dreams" ... Eurythmics

    Popular Movies

    1. Best Friends
    2. The Big Chill
    3. Blue Thunder
    4. The Dark Crystal
    5. 48 Hours
    6. Flashdance
    7. Gandhi
    8. High Road To China
    9. Jaws 3-D
    10. Mr. Mom


    Most Popular Books

    1. "The Return of the Jedi Storybook" by Joan Vinge
    2. "Poland" by James Michener
    3. "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King
    4. "The Little Drummer Girl" by John le Carre
    5. "Christine" by Stephen King

    1. "In Search of Excellence" by Tom Peters
    2. "Megatrends" by John Naisbitt
    3. "Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession"
    by Emna Bombeck
    4. "The One-Minute Manager" by Kenneth Blanchard
    5. "Jane Fonda's Workout Book" by Jane Fonda

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Dallas (CBS)
    2. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    3. Dynasty (ABC)
    4. The A-Team (NBC)
    5. Simon & Simon (CBS)
    6. Magnum, P.I. (CBS)
    7. Falcon Crest (CBS)
    8. Kate & Allie (CBS)
    9. Hotel (ABC)
    10. Cagney & Lacey (CBS)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Terms of Endearment"
    Best Director:James L. Brooks ... "Terms of Endearment"
    Best Actor: Ben Kingsley ... Robert Duvall ... "Tender Mercies"
    Best Actress:Shirley MacLaine ... "Terms of Endearment"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Beat it" ... Michael Jackson
    Song of the Year: "Every Breath You Take" ... Sting
    Best Album: "Thriller" ... Michael Jackson
    Male Vocalist: Michael Jackson ... "Thriller"
    Female Vocalist: Melissa Manchester... Irene Cara ... "Flashdance ...
    What a Feeling"

    Nobel Prizes


    TAUBE, HENRY, U.S.A., Stanford University, Stanford, CA, b. 1915 (in
    Saskatoon, Canada):

    "for his work on the mechanisms of electron transfer reactions, especially
    in metal complexes"

    GOLDING, Sir WILLIAM, Great Britain, b. 1911, d. 1993:

    "for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and
    the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in
    the world of today"

    WALESA, LECH, Poland, b. 1943: Founder of Solidarity, campaigner for human rights.
    Physiology or Medicine

    McCLINTOCK, BARBARA, U.S.A., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring
    Harbor, NY, b. 1902, d. 1992:

    "for her discovery of mobile genetic elements"

    The prize was awarded by one half to:

    CHANDRASEKHAR, SUBRAMANYAN, U.S.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, b.1910 (in Lahore, India), d. 1995:

    "for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the
    structure and evolution of the stars"

    and by the other half to:

    FOWLER, WILLIAM A., U.S.A., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,
    CA, b. 1911, d. 1995:

    "for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of
    importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Marsha Norman ... " 'night Mother"
    Fiction:Alice Walker ... "The Color Purple"
    History:Rhys L. Issac ... "The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790"
    International Reporting: Thomas L. Friedman ... "New York Times" & Loren Jenkins ... "Washington Post"
    National Reporting: Staff ... "Boston Globe"
    Public Service:
    "Jackson (MS) Carion-Ledger"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "Torch Song Triology" ... Harvey Fierstein
    Best Musical: "Cats
    "Best Actor in a play: Harvey Fierstein ... "Torch Song Trilogy"
    Best Actress in a play:Jessica Tandy ... "Foxfire"
    Best Actor in a musical: Tommy Tune ... "My One and Only"
    Best Actress in a musical:Natalia Makarova ... "On Your Toes"