1983 would prove to be a prolific year for Hot Wheels releases. 20 new models were issued, and more than 50 repaints were inserted into the line as well. Mattel hit a home run with its newly-introduced "Real Riders" line, with some classics outfitted with a new turbine-type rim and rubber GoodYear tires. Another line called "Extras" was issued, where some old favorites came with extra attachments in the blister. The Workhorses and Hot Ones line also continued in 1983. For Hot Wheels' 15th Anniversary, Mattel issued a special 3-pack with a belt buckle to commemorate the event. The highlight of the 3-pack was a reproduction of the '67 Camaro in metalflake green. In all, it was a very busy year for Hot Wheels collectors!

Quoted values are for LOOSE, NM examples. Cars less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition. Unless otherwise stated, the country of origin for all listed models is Hong Kong. Different countries will be listed second, and bolded.

Note that the NCHWA utilizes a pricing method called "Star Value©." Instead of specific dollar values, each car will be assigned a Star Value© to indicate rarity and potential price range. There are simply too many variables to place a "set" value on any model, so a range will be used instead to indicate where that particular model may fall on the secondary price scale. A +/- indicates where on that scale the value is approximated, while a number by itself would indicate the value falls in the middle of the Star Value. This is also an easy quick-glance method to determine rarity; the higher the number, the rarer the car. The value chart will be placed at the bottom of each page.

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#
Name
Description
Wheels
Value
9649
'31 Doozie
a) Red body with brown plastic fenders and whitewall tires (Extras)
b) Same as "a", red fenders and whitewall tires
WW
WW
1+
1+
3252
'35 Classic Caddy
a) Burgandy body with burgandy plastic fenders
b) Same as "a", light-burgandy fenders and whitewalls
BW
WW
1
1
1132
3-Window '34
a) Metalflake red body with yellow stripe and black roof tampo.
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
d) Same as "b", with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
BW
GYG
GYG
1+
1+
2+
2+
3919
'40's Ford 2-Door
a) Black body with white, flame tampo on sides/hood and Blackwall wheels
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
d) Same as "c", GoodYear tires with white hubs
BW
BW
GYG
GYW
2
2
2+
3+
1131
'40's Woodie
a) Blue body with brown plastic woodgrain panels and Blackwall wheels
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
d) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
d) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with white hubs
BW
BW
GYG
GYG
GYW
1
1
2-
2-
2-
4341
'56 Hi-Tail Hauler
a) Light blue body with yellow and red flame tampo on hood. White plastic camper shell (Extras)
BW
2
9638
'57 Chevy
a) Metalflake red body with "57 Chevy" tampo on sides and gold Hot Ones wheels
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
1+
1+
3913
'67 Camaro
a) Red body with white, black and yellow flame and "67 Camaro" on the sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Metalflake lime body with black roof (15th Ann. pack w/buckle only)
BW
BW
BW
3
3
3
3928
'80's Corvette
a) Grey body with black roof and tan interior. No tampos.
b) Same as "a", metalflake grey body and chassis
GHO
GHO
1
1
3918
'80's Firebird
a) Red body with yellow firebird on hood. Black plastic chassis
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", white firebird on hood (France-European issue only)
d) Same as "a", but with Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Speed Fleet only)
GHO
GHO
GHO
BW
1
1
2
2
3925
'82 Supra
a) Black body with license plate "TOY" tampo, HK base and gold Hot Ones
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", no country of origin on base (Mexico only)
GHO
GHO
GHO
2-
2-
3-
N/A
Airport Food Service
a) Blue cab with white plastic cargo box/scissor-lifts and "Food Service" on sides. France only.
BW
14
N/A
Airport Security
a) Blue body with yellow "Airport Security" tampo and stripes on sides
b) Same as "a", but with "Le Club de Maitres de L'Univers" tampo on hood
BW
BW
3
4
1699
Airport Rescue
a) Red body with yellow and black "Airport Rescue" tampo on sides. France only.
BW
7-
4708
Airport Transportation
a) White body with blue and yellow "Airport Transportation" tampo on the sides
BW
6-
7662
American Victory
a) Magenta body with orange, red and yellow stripe/#10 tampo on sides. "Made in France" on base
b) Same as "a", dark red body. France
c) Same as "a", light blue body and blue tampo. France
d) Dark green body, yellow plastic chassis, no tampos
e) Metallic red body with yellow chassis, no tampos. Italy only
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
3
3
3
3
7-
2505
Auburn 852
a) Yellow/gold body with black plastic fenders. Malaysia chassis
b) Same as "a", but with whitewall tires
BW
WW
1
1
2022
Baja Breaker
a) Orange body with yellow, blue and white stripe tampo, with "Baja Breaker" on the sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
BW
GYG
1
1
2+
4368
Beach Patrol
a) White body with "Sandee Beach Patrol" on sides and Blackwall wheels
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
BW
GYG
2-
2-
3
3289
BMW M1
a) Red body with yellow/black/white stripe on hood and roof, with "BMW". GoodYear tires w/grey hubs
b) Same as "a", but with Blackwall wheels. France.
GYG
2
3
2511
Bubble Gunner
a) Yellow body with red, white and orange tampo on nose, black plastic chassis
b) Same as "a", burgandy plastic chassis
BW
BW
1
3+
.
2509
Bywayman
a) Light blue body with yellow and white stripe & eagle tampo on the sides
b) Same as "a", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
GYG
1
3
.
1698
Cadillac Seville
a) Yellow/gold body with no tampos
b) Same as "a", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
c) Same as "a", purple tampo on the sides (Canada 3-pack only)
d) Same as "a", grey body with GoodYear tires and grey hubs. France
BW
GYG
BW
GYG
1
3
5
5
.
5182
Camaro Z28
a) Grey body with orange and yellow "Z28" stripe tampo on the sides
b) Same as "a", metalflake grey body
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
GHO
2
1
1
.
1691
Cannonade
a) Yellow body with red/purple/orange stripe tampo with number "3" on sides. Mexico
b) Same as "a", red body and white/yellow/orange tampo. Malaysia
GHO
GHO
2
1
.
4703
Cargo Lift
a) Yellow cab with 2 white plastic containers on the bed. Only issued in France for European line.
b) Same as "a", 1 plastic white container
BW
BW
5
5
.
1693
Chevy Citation
a) White body with red stripe tampo and "X11" on sides. France
b) Same as "a", black "BP" logo on the roof
c) Same as "a", metalflake red/brown body
BW
BW
BW
2
5
1
.
7671
Chevy Monza 2+2
a) Orange body with black "Monza" stripe tampo on hood/roof/rear deck. France
b) Same as "a", but with white "BP" shield on roof. France
BW
BW
4
7
.
3923
Classic Cobra
a) Dark blue body with two white stripe tampos on the hood
b) Same as "a", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
GYG
2
3
.
3920
Classic Packard
a) Black body with black plastic fenders and whitewall tires
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", Mexico chassis
WW
WW
WW
1
1
1
.
3254
Construction Crane
Yellow body with black plastic chassis and boom crane. France
BW
2+
.
9241
Corvette Stingray
a) Red body with white/orange/yellow stripe tampo with "Corvette" on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
2
2
.
3255
Datsun 200SX
a) Metalflake gold body with red, orange and yellow stripe tampo with "Datsun 200SX" on sides
b) Blue body with yellow "Lazer/34/Winner" on sides and gold Hot Ones wheels (Leo/India only)
GHO
GHO
1
2
.
1133
Dodge D-50
a) Blue body with black, orange and yellow stripe tampo with "Dodge" on the sides. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", but with GoodYear tires and grey hubs
BW
GYG
2
3
.
3291
Double Deck Bus
a) White body with blue stripe tampo and "Pepsi" logo on sides. France/Europe only
b) Same as "a", red body and no tampos. Mexico only
BW
BW
4
3
.
6975
Double Vision
a) Blue body with a black plastic interior. France
b) Same as "a", dark blue body. France
BW
BW
5
5
.
2507
Dumpin' A
a) Grey body with a blue plastic dumper and no tampos. Grey plastic engine
b) Same as "a", chrome engine
c) Same as "a", "Hot Wheels" on base
BW
BW
BW
2
3
2
.
6967
Dune Daddy
a) Blue body, black plastic chassis, no windshield, no tampos. France
b) Same as "a", light green body. France
c) Same as "b", chrome plastic chassis. Mexico
BW
BW
BW
3
3
3
.
3287
Fiat Ritmo
a) Grey body with black stripe tampo and "Abarth 2000" on sides. France only
b) Same as "a", no tampo. Europe only
c) Same as "a", silver-grey body. Europe only
d) Black body with "Walt Disney World" tampo on sides and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India only)
e) Yellow body with "Walt Disney World" tampo on sides and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India only)
f) Light blue body with "3" on sides, yellow/white stripe on hood/roof and Blackwall wheels (Leo/India Speed Fleet)
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
2
3
2
3
3
3
.
3250
Firebird Funny Car
Magenta body with yellow, black firebird tampo on the hood and sides
BW
1
.
N/A
Fireball Torino
White body with red and yellow flame tampo on the sides. Mexico only.
BW
10
.
2506
Flat Out 442
a) Metalflake gold body with blue, maroon and orange stripe tampo and "442" on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
1
1
.
3288
Ford Escort
a) Black body with orange stripe tampo and XR3 on the sides
b) Same as "a", brown tampo. France
c) Same as "a", gold tampo. France
d) Same as "a", no tampo. Europe only
BW
BW
BW
BW
1
2
2
2
.
4018
Ford Stake Bed Truck
a) Blue cab with yellow, black and white stripe tampo with "Sunset Trucking" on sides (Extras)
BW
1
.
9119
Formula 5000
White body with blue and red stripe tampo and number "76" on nose and wing. France on chassis
BW
2
.
3915
Formula Fever
a) Yellow body with red plastic sides and black/white/yellow stripe tampo with number "12"
b) Same as "a", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
d) Same as "c", Goodyear tires with white hubs
BW
GYG
GYG
GYW
1
2
2
3
.
9645
GMC Motorhome
Dark green body with black, white and yellow stripe tampo and sunset on the sides. Mexico
BW
3
.
1127
Greyhound MC-8
White body with red and blue stripe tampo on sides and roof, with "Greyhound" and logo. Mexico
BW
3+
.
2504
Hare Splitter
a) Blue body with no tire rack, no tampo and grey plastic chassis
BW
2
.
1174
Hiway Hauler
Green cab with white plastic cargo box and "Mountain Dew" logo on the sides
BW
3-
.
6980
Ice "T"
a) Blue body with a white plastic top and no tampos. France
b) Same as "a", reddish-brown body. France
c) Same as "a", yellow body. France
d) Same as "c", with a yellow plastic roof. France
e) Same as "c", no plastic roof. France
f) Same as "a", dark green body, yellow roof. Mexico
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
5
5
4
4
5
4
.
2510
Inside Story
a) Red body, no tampos, yellow windows, white interior. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", chrome interior and blue windows
BW
BW
1
2-
.
2012
Jaguar XJS
a) Grey body, no tampos. Black plastic interior. France
b) Metalflake brown body with "XJS" on sides.
BW
BW
3
5
.
3259
Jeep CJ-7
a) Reddish-brown body with red/black eagle tampo on hood. No white frame around windshield
b) Same as "a", white frame around windshield
c) Same as "a", tan interior and spare tire, instead of black
d) Same as "a", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
BW
BW
BW
GYG
2
2
1
3
.
4370
Jeep Scrambler
a) Grey body with orange and yellow stripe tampo on the sides. GoodYear tires with grey hubs
b) Same as "a", metalflake grey body
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
GYG
GYG
GYG
3
2
2
.
2017
Lickety Six
a) Dark blue body, black plastic interior, engine and fuel tanks. France
b) Same as "a", grey-blue body. Mexico
BW
BW
4
3
.
3768
Long Shot
a) White cab with yellow, black and red stripe/flame tampo with number "1" on sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "a", yellow cab, purple replaces yellow in tampo (15th Ann. Pack w/Buckle only)
BW
BW
1
1
2
.
9185
Lowdown
a) White body with red, blue and yellow ribbon tampo on hood and roof. France
b) Same as "a", blue body and white/yellow/red tampo. France
c) Same as "a", red body and white/orange/yellow tampo
BW
BW
BW
6
6
2
.
3911
Mercedes 540K
Dark red body with red plastic fenders. France/Europe only
BW
1+
.
1697
Minitrek
a) White body with blue/red stripe tampo with "Good Times Camper" on sides. Brown chassis. Malaysia
b) Same as "a", black chassis
BW
BW
4
1
.
1700
Mirada Stocker
Gold body with red and black stripe tampo with number "10" on the sides
GHO
2
.
7660
Monte Carlo Stocker
a) Blue body with green/white/yellow stripe tampo on hood, roof and sides. "Lowdown" on base. Mexico
b) Same as "a", GHO. Mexico
BW
GHO
3+
5+
.
7644
Mustang Stocker
a) Yellow body with orange and magenta tampo on hood and roof. Yellow interior. France
b) Black body with 2 yellow stripe tampos on hood and roof. White interior
BW
BW
7-
3-
.
3927
NASCAR Stocker
a) White body with green/yellow/red/black "Mountain Dew" tampo. "NASCAR Stocker" on chassis
b) Same as "a", "Mountain Dew Stocker on chassis
c) Same as "a", "Racing Stocker" on chassis. Darker green in tampo
d) Same as "c", Malaysia chassis
GHO
GHO
GHO
GHO
5
6
3
3
.
9244
Neet Streeter
a) Light blue body with magenta/red/white stripe tampo, with "Oldie But Goodie." Mexico
b) Metalflake red body. Red/white/blue stripe tampo
c) Same as "b", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
BW
7
2
2
.
1692
Omni 024
a) Blue body with orange and black stripe tampo, with "024 Omni" on sides
b) Gold body with yellow/purple/red stripe on hood and sides
BW
BW
1
2
.
5180
P-928
White body with black/red/yellow stripe tampo on hood, roof and sides, with "928". 3-Pack only
GHO
2
.
2015
Packin' Pacer
Light blue body, grey plastic chassis, yellow windows and no tampos
BW
1
.
6966
Paddy Wagon
a) Dark blue body with black plastic chassis. "Police" embossed on sides. France
b) Same as "a", metal chassis. France
c) Blue body with light blue roof. Mexico
d) Brown body with tan roof. France
e) Tan body with tan roof. France
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
2
3
5
5
5
.
4017
Peterbilt Dump Truck
Yellow cab with grey plastic dumper. No tampos (Extras)
BW
1
.
3281
Peugeot 505
a) Metalflake gold body, black metal chassis and no tampos.
b) Same as "a", blue body. Mexico
c) Same as "a", black body. Mexico
BW
BW
BW
1
3
3
.
9240
Poison Pinto
Red body with yellow, black and white stripe tampo and "Poison Pinto" on the sides
BW
2
.
3917
Pontiac J-2000
a) Yellow body with red and black stripe tampo on hood, roof and sides, with "J-2000 Pontiac"
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", no side tampos. Mexico
d) Same as "c", with GHO. Mexico
BW
BW
BW
GHO
2-
2-
3
3
.
6965
The Prowler
a) Orange body with red and yellow flame/Devil tampo on hood and roof. France
b) Same as "a", red and black tampo. France
c) White body with red, white and black "Prowler" tampo with burglar. France
BW
BW
BW
6
7
8
.
7659
Ramblin' Wrecker
Yellow body with orange, blue and white "AAA" emblem with stripe and number "24" on sides
BW
2
.
3292
Renault LeCar
Red body with black stripe tampo and "Renault" on the sides. France/Europe only
BW
2
.
3916
Rig Wrecker
a) White body with blue and red stripe tampo and "Steve's 24 Hour" on the sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
BW
BW
1+
1+
.
9088
Rock Buster
a) Yellow body with red, black and blue racing tampos. "Made in Mexico" on chassis
b) White body, black interior and roll bar and no tampos
c) Same as "b", with red interior and roll bar
BW
BW
BW
5
5
2
.
2501
Royal Flash
a) White body with brown tinted windows and red/blue British flag tampo on hood. France
b) Orange body with purple/black and yellow stripe tampo on hood and roof, with number "33"
BW
BW
2
1
.
7651
Sand Drifter
a) Yellow body with orange and magenta flame tampo on hood. France
b) Same as "a", no tampo on hood. France
c) Orange body, no tampo, blackwall tires. France
d) Same as "c", whitewall tires. France
d) Same as "c", but with white "BP" shield logo on hood
BW
BW
WW
BW
5-
5-
5-
5+
6
.
6974
Sand Witch
a) Burgandy body with black interior and metal chassis. France
b) Red body with black interior and Mexico chassis
BW
BW
6
5
.
2018
Science Friction
Metalflake red body with blue and red stripe tampo on the sides. Malaysia chassis
GHO
1
.
9644
Second Wind
a) White body with red, yellow and purple stripe tampo and number "5" on the hood. France
b) Orange body with white, red and blue stripe tampo and number "5" on the hood.
BW
BW
2
3
.
9646
Show Hoss II
a) Yellow body red, white and black tampo on hood and roof. Tan plastic interior. France
b) Same as "a", no tampo. France
c) Light blue body with blue and white "Mustang II" tampo on sides
BW
BW
BW
6
7
4
.
8261
Sir Rodney Roadster
a) Yellow body with dark brown plastic roof and Mexico chassis
b) Same as "a", metal body and light brown roof. France
c) Same as "b" tan roof. France
BW
BW
BW
3
4
4
.
2503
Spacer Racer
Yellow body with black, white and light green tampo on roof
BW
1+
.
1136
Split Window '63
a) Metalflake gold body with red, blue and magenta tampo on hood and roof.
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis b) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
c) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with white hubs
BW
GYG
GYW
1
3
6
.
9641
Spoiler Sport
a) Green body with 1 large rear window and black, yellow, red sunset tampo. Franche
b) Pink body with yellow, red and black sunset tampo. Mexico
c) Light blue body, black plastic chassis, yellow/green/blue flame tampo
d) Same as "c", blue plastic chassis
BW
BW
BW
BW
1
15
2
2
.
2020
Stage Fright
Dark brown body with dark yellow and orange stripe tampo on sides. Mexico
BW
4-
.
1126
Stutz Blackhawk
a) Metalflake brown body with yellow, orange and red tampo on hood
b) Same as "a", white, blue and red tampo
BW
BW
1
2
.
4340
Sunagon
Light blue body with blue plastic roof, tan interior and motorcycle (Extras)
BW
1+
.
1129
Super Scraper
a) Black body with red, orange and yellow stripe tampo and "Henry's Hauling"
b) Same as "a", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
BW
GYG
2
3
.
7649
Super Van
Red body with white and yellow flame tampo on the sides
BW
2+
.
9793
Thrill Drivers Torino
a) White body with orange blue and red stripe tampo with "Thrill Drivers" on sides. Mexico
b) Same as "a", red body. Mexico
BW
BW
9
9
.
3924
Thunder Roller
a) Yellow body with brown, red and black stripe/eagle tampo and number "2" on sides. China
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", lined roof. Malaysia
BW
BW
BW
1+
1+
1+
.
7630
Top Eliminator
Plum body with no tampos
BW
2
.
7647
Torino Stocker
Black body with orange, white and yellow stripe tampo with number "3" on sides. Mexico
GHO
3
.
1130
Tricar X8
Red body with red metal base, black, white and yellow flame tampo on nose. White fin
BW
1
.
9648
T-Totaller
Magenta body with yellow plastic chassis and yellow, white & blue tampos on the sides
BW
1+
.
3631
Turbo Mustang
a) Red body with dark yellow, red and orange stripe. Mexico
b) Same as "a", metalflake red body
c) Same as "a", but no tampos. Not sold in blisterpack. Mexico
GHO
GHO
GHO
2+
1
5
.
3914
Turbo Streak
a) Yellow body with orange, red and black stripe tampo and number "7" on the sides
b) Same as "a", Malaysia chassis
c) Same as "b", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
d) Same as "b", missing "ELF" or "Michelin" tampo on sides
e) Same as "d", GoodYear tires with grey hubs
f) Same as "d", GoodYear tires with white hubs
BW
BW
GYG
BW
GYG
GYW
1
1
3
1
3
3
.
1134
Turbo Wedge
Yellow body with no tampos, grey plastic chassis and blacked-out windows
BW
1+
.
1694
Turismo
a) Yellow body with purple, orange and black tampo stripes on the sides
b) Same as "a", blacked-out windows
c) Same as "b", maroon interior
d) Same as "b", red instead of purple in tampo. France on chassis. Mexico
BW
BW
BW
BW
1
1
1
3
.
2500
Upfront 924
a) Metalflake gold body with orange ski rack mounted on rear window (Extras)
b) Yellow body with red orange and black tampo on hood and roof. France
BW
BW
1+
2
.
7658
Vega Bomb
a) Red body with red, yellow and blue "Vega Bomb" tampo on sides. France
b) Light orange body with red, yellow and blue "Vega Bomb" tampo on sides. France
c) Maroon body with no tampos and brown interior. France
d) Same as "c" with orange interior. France
e) Dark green body, no tampos
f) Enamel white body, no tampos. Italy
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
BW
6
6
3
3
1
15
.
1135
Vette Van
Burgandy body with white, red and yellow ribbon tampo on sides. Grey plastic chassis
BW
2
.
2508
Vetty Funny
White body with red, yellow and purple stripe tampo on hood and sides, with "Corvette Fever"
BW
2
.
7654
Warpath
a) White body with red and blue stripe tampos on hood and roof. Black plastic base. France
b) Same as "a", chrome plastic base. Mexico
c) Light blue body, no tampos. France
d) Blue body, black plastic base, red and blue stripe tampo on hood and roof. France
BW
BW
BW
BW
4
5
8
8
.
9639
Z Whiz
a) Black body with white stripe tampo and "Datsun" on the hood. France
b) Light green body with grey plastic chassis and yellow orange and blue tampo.
c) Same as "b", red replaces the orange in the tampo
BW
BW
BW
3
2
3
.


1 = $1-5 2 = $6-15 3 = $16-25 4 = $26-35 5 = $36-50 6 = $51-70
7 = $71-90 8 = $91-110 9 = $111-130 10 = $131-160 11 = $161-180 12 = $181-200
13 = $201-220 14 = $221-240 15 = $241-270 16 = $271-300 17 = $301-330 18 = $331-350

Tires Issued in 1983
BW
(Blackwall Tire)
WW
(Whitewall Tire)
CHO or GHO
(Chrome or Gold Hot Ones)
GYW
(GoodYear Tire/white hub)
GYG
(GoodYear Tire/grey hub)


What Events Defined 1983?

  • The U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people
  • US troops invade Grenada and take control of the Caribbean island
  • Brinks is robbed of three tons of gold bars valued at $37.5 million at Heathrow Airport
  • Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • The final episode of M.A.S.H. aired with more than 125 million viewers tuned in
  • The first Hooter's restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida
  • The Space Shuttle Challenger embarks on its maiden launch
  • A S. Korean passenger jet is shot down when it infringes on Soviet air space. 269 people are killed.
  • The Space Shuttle Columbia embarks on its maiden launch
  • On May 25, "Return of the Jedi" is released to incredibly long lines
  • Last episode of "Laverne & Shirley" airs
  • #1 Movies of 1983 included: "Return of the Jedi", "Scarface", "A Christmas Story", "Flashdance", "Trading Places", "Staying Alive" and "Risky Business"
  • #1 Songs of 1983 included: "Africa" (Toto), "Beat It" (Michael Jackson), "Let's Dance" (David Bowie), "What a Feeling" (Irene Cara), "Every Breath You Take" (The Police), "Islands in the Stream" (K. Rogers & D. Parton) and "All Night Long" (Lionel Ritchie)




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