January 1 – The migration of the ARPANET to TCP/IP is officially completed (this is considered to be the beginning of the true Internet).
January 3 – Kīlauea begins slowly erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii and is still flowing as of 2016.
January 10 – Canada and the United States launch Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock, a worldwide program advocating peace.
January 19 – High-ranking Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
January 24 – Twenty-five members of the Red Brigades are sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1978 murder of Aldo Moro.
January 25 – IRAS is launched from Vandenberg AFB, to conduct the world's first all-sky infrared survey from space.
January 26 – Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM PC compatible computers.
January 30 – Washington Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII
January 31 – Seatbelt use for drivers and front seat passengers becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.
February 2 – Giovanni Vigliotto goes on trial for multiple counts of bigamy involving 105 women.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is granted a double dissolution of both houses of parliament, for elections the next day.
Bob Hawke replaces Bill Hayden as leader of the Australian Labor Party.
February 5 and 6 The team of A.J. Foyt Preston Henn Bob Wollek and Claude Ballot-Lena won the 24 hours of Daytona in a Porshche 935
February 6 – Klaus Barbie is officially charged with war crimes.
February 12 – 100 women protest in Lahore, Pakistan, against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
February 13 – A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people.
February 13 – Two US Marshals are killed and three lawmen are wounded in a shootout with Gordon Kahl in Medina, North Dakota.
February 16 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people, in one of Australia's worst bushfire disasters.
The Venezuelan bolívar is devaluated and exchange controls are established in an event now referred to as Black Friday by many Venezuelans (the Bolívar had been the most stable and internationally accepted currency).
Nellie massacre: Over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation.
Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
February 20- Cale Yarborough Wins the 25th running of the Daytona 500
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intention to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
The automatic shut-down fails at Salem Nuclear Power Plant, New Jersey, USA.
A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
Bermondsey by-election, 1983 (U.K.): Simon Hughes's defeat of Peter Tatchell is criticised for alleged homophobia.
February 28 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, setting a record for most watched television episode and reaching a total audience estimated at 125 million.
March 1 – The Balearic Islands and Madrid become Autonomous communities of Spain.
March 5 – Bob Hawke is elected Prime Minister of Australia, ending over 7 years of Conservative rule under Malcolm Fraser.
March 8 – IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
Anne Burford resigns as head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency amid scandal.
The 3D printer is invented by Chuck Hull.
March 11 – Australia's First Hawke Ministry is sworn in; Andrew Peacock becomes Federal Opposition leader.
March 16 – The Ismaning radio transmitter (last wooden radio tower in Germany) is demolished.
March 21 – Yamoussoukro, officially becames transfer Ivorian political capital from Abidjan.
March 23 – Strategic Defense Initiative: U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub this plan "Star Wars".
March 25 – Motown celebrates its 25th anniversary with the television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, during which Michael Jackson performs "Billie Jean" and introduces the moonwalk.
April 3 – In Mexico, the 2nd festival of the popular Juguemos a Cantar series begins, it ends five weeks later on May 1.
April 11 Spain's Seve Ballesteros won the 47th PGA Masters Tournament
April 13 – California's largest retailer Target Corporation expands into California, opening 11 stores.
April 10 – Tokyo Disneyland opens.
The 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.
Channel broadcasting is founded by Disney (the Disney Channel).
April 22 – A reactor shut-down due to failure of fuel rods occurs at Kursk Nuclear Power Plant, Russia.
April 25 – Manchester, Maine, US, schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov, after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
May 6 – Stern magazine publishes the "Hitler Diaries" (which are later found to be forgeries).
May 11 – Aberdeen F.C. beat Real Madrid 2–1 (after extra time) to win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983 and become only the third Scottish side to win a European trophy.
May 14 – Dundee United F.C. are crowned champions of Scotland for the first time in their history by winning the Scottish Premier Division, on the final day of the league season at the home of their city rivals Dundee F.C. at Dens Park.
May 16 – NSW Premier Neville Wran steps down, in response to allegations raised by the ABC program Four Corners, that he attempted to influence the NSW Magistracy.
May 17 – Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
May 17- New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 4 games to none to win the Stanley Cup
Two separate research groups led by Robert Gallo and Luc Montagnier independently declared that a novel retrovirus may have been infecting people with HIV/AIDS, and published their findings in the same issue of the journal Science.
Church Street bombing, a car bombing in Pretoria South Africa kills 19 people. It had been planted by members of Umkhonto we Sizwe, a military wing of the African National Congress.
May 25 – Return of the Jedi opens in theatres.
May 26 – The 7.8 Mw Sea of Japan earthquake shakes northern Honshu with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami is generated that leaves about 100 people dead.
May 27 – Benton fireworks disaster, an explosion at an unlicensed fireworks operation near Benton, Tennessee kills eleven, injures one, and causes damage within a radius of five miles.
May 28 – The 9th G7 summit begins at Williamsburg, Virginia.
May 29 – Tom Sneva wins the Indianapolis 500
May 29 – Neil Bonnett wins the 24th running of the world 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 31 – The Philadelphia 76ers defeat the LA Lakers to sweep the NBA championship in four games.
June – Throughout the local summer – Many Midwestern American states are affected by a severe drought that causes water shortages.
June 4 – Fugitive tax protester Gordon Kahl, who has been on the run for four months, is killed in a shootout with police in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff.
June 9 – Britain's Conservative government, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected by a landslide majority.
June 13 – Pioneer 10 passes the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first man-made object to leave the vicinity of the major planets of the Solar System.
June 16 – Cork Graham is caught off the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc looking for treasure buried by Captain Kidd. He is convicted and imprisoned until 1984 for illegal entry.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-7 mission.
Iranian teenager Mona Mahmudnizhad and nine other women are hanged because of their membership of the Bahá'í Faith.
June 18 and 19 The team of Vern Schuppan Al Holbert and Hurley Haywood won the 24 Hours of Le Mans
June 19 – Dragon's Lair is released in arcades.
June 25 – India wins the Cricket World Cup by defeating the West Indies by 43 runs.
June 30 – A total loss of coolant occurs at the Embalse Nuclear Power Station, Argentina. It is classified as an "Accident With Local Consequences" – level 4 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet, en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea, crashes into the Fouta Djall Mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
The High Court of Australia blocks construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania.
A technical failure causes the release of iodine-131 from the Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant, Germany.
Nintendo's Family Computer, also known as the Famicom, goes on sale in Japan.
The Orly Airport attack in Paris leaves 8 dead and 55 injured.
July 16 – Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
July 20 – The government of Poland announces the end of martial law and amnesty for political prisoners.
July 21 – The lowest temperature on Earth is recorded in Vostok Station, Antarctica with −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
July 22 – Australian Dick Smith completes his solo circumnavigation in a helicopter.
Gimli Glider: Out of fuel, Air Canada Flight 143 glides in to land in Gimli, Manitoba.
13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers are killed after a deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, starting the Sri Lankan Civil War which continued until 2009.
Heavy massive rain and mudslides at western Shimane Prefecture, Japan, kill 117.
July 24 – The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
July 28 – New South Wales premier Neville Wran is exonerated by the Street Royal Commission, over claims raised by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) programme Four Corners, that he attempted to influence the NSW magistracy.
August 1 – America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.
August 4 – Thomas Sankara becomes President of Upper Volta.
August 16 – The Bill first airs as Woodentop.
Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage.
Five people are killed and 18 others injured when a road train is deliberately driven into a motel at Ayers Rock, NT (the driver, Douglas Edward Crabbe, is convicted in March 1984).
August 21 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippines opposition leader, is assassinated in Manila just as he returns from exile.
August 24 – The Old Philadelphia Arena is destroyed by arson.
August 26 – Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao, Spain, and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.
August 30 – Guion Bluford becomes the first African-American in space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-8 mission.
September 1 – Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by Soviet Union Air Force Su-15 Flagon pilot Major Gennadi Osipovich near Moneron Island when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed including U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald.
September 4 – Six men walk underwater across Sydney Harbour – 82.9 km in 48 hours.
September 6 – The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
September 9 – Iraqi club Al-Shorta wins the 1983 President's Gold Cup by defeating Malaysia 2-0 in the final.
September 16 – President Ronald Reagan announces that the Global Positioning System (GPS) will be made available for civilian use.
September 17 – Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
September 18 – U.S. heavy metal band Kiss officially appears in public without makeup for the first time on MTV.
September 19 – Saint Kitts and Nevis becomes an independent state.
Gulf Air Flight 771 crashes in the United Arab Emirates after a bomb explodes in the baggage compartment, killing 117.
Violence erupts in New Caledonia between native Kanaks and French expatriates. The French government withdraws the promise of independence.
September 25 – Maze Prison escape: 38 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijack a prison lorry and smash their way out of HM Prison Maze in Northern Ireland, in the largest prison escape since World War II and in British history.
1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a warning of attack by U.S. missiles as a false alarm.
The Soyuz T-10-1 mission ends in a pad abort at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, when a pad fire occurs at the base of the Soyuz U rocket during the launch countdown. The escape tower system, attached to the top of the capsule containing the crew and Soyuz spacecraft, fires immediately, pulling the crew safe from the vehicle a few seconds before the rocket explodes, destroying the launch complex.
The Australian yacht Australia II wins the America's Cup, the first successful challenge to the New York Yacht Club's 132-year defence of the sailing trophy.
September 27 – The GNU Project is announced publicly on the net.unix-wizards and net.usoft newsgroups.
October 2 – Neil Kinnock is elected leader of the British Labour Party.
October 4 – British entrepreneur Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph (1,019.468 km/h), driving Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
October 4 – The first Hooters opened in Clearwater, Florida.
October 7 – A plan to abolish the Greater London Council is announced.
October 9 – The Rangoon bombing kills South Korea's Foreign Minister, Lee Bum Suk, and 21 others. The perpetrators are believed to be North Koreans.
October 12 – Japan's former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed, and sentenced to 4 years in jail.
October 16- Baltimore Orioles Beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 1 to win the World series
October 19 – Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, and 40 others are assassinated in a military coup.
October 21 – At the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, the metre is defined in terms of the speed of light as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
October 22 – In Bonn, West Germany, people demonstrate for nuclear disarmament.
October 23 – Beirut barracks bombing: Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French Army and United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
October 25 – Invasion of Grenada by United States troops at the behest of Eugenia Charles of Dominica, a member of the Organization of American States.
October 30 – Argentine general election: The first democratic elections in Argentina after 7 years of military rule are held.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. It is first observed in 1986.
Able Archer 83: Many Soviet officials misinterpret this NATO exercise as a nuclear first strike, causing the last nuclear scare of the Cold War.
South Africa approves a new constitution granting limited political rights to Coloureds and Asians as part of a series of reforms to apartheid.
Chrysler introduces the Dodge Caravan, the first "minivan".
November 3 – The Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the 1984 United States' Democratic Party presidential nomination.
November 5 – Byford Dolphin rig diving bell accident: Off the coast of Norway, 5 divers are killed and one severely wounded in an explosive decompression accident.
November 10 – The anticancer drug etoposide is approved by the FDA, leading to a curative treatment regime in the field of combination chemotherapy of testicular carcinoma.
November 11 – Ronald Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address the National Diet, Japan's national legislature.
November 13 – The first United States cruise missiles arrive at RAF Greenham Common in England amid protests from peace campaigners.
The immunosuppressant cyclosporine is approved by the FDA, leading to a revolution in the field of transplantation.
Ecuador recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
November 15 – The Turkish part of Cyprus declares independence.
November 16 – A jury in Gretna, Louisiana, US acquits Ginny Foat of the murder of Argentine businessman Moses Chaiyo.
November 17 – The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.
November 18 – A Christmas Story is released.
November 19 – An attempted hijacking of Aeroflot Flight 6833 in Soviet Georgia results in several dead and wounded.
November 20 – The Day After airs on ABC.
November 24 – Lynda Mann, 15, is found raped and strangled in the village of Narborough, England (Colin Pitchfork is sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988).
November 26 – Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly UK£26 million are taken from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport. Only a fraction of the gold is ever recovered, and only 2 men are convicted of the crime.
November 27 – Colombian Avianca Flight 11 crashes near Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, killing 181 of the 192 on board.
Michael Jackson's Thriller video is aired on MTV for the first time.
United States Navy aviator Lt's. Mark Lange and Bobby Goodman are shot down in an A-6 Intruder over Lebanon and captured by Syrians; Lt. Lange dies of his injuries; Lt. Goodman is released 30 days later after the intervention of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
General elections are celebrated in Venezuela in which the opposition party, Democratic Action, wins a majority in both chambers of the Venezuelan Congress and the presidency for the 1984-1989 period under Jaime Lusinchi. Voter turn out is 87.3% and Lusinchi obtains 58.4% of the votes.
Solar eclipse of December 4, 1983.
December 5 – ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal this same year.
December 7 – Two Spanish passenger planes collide on the foggy runway at a Madrid airport, killing 90.
December 9 – The Australian dollar is floated, by Federal treasurer Paul Keating. Under the old flexible peg system, the Reserve Bank bought and sold all Australian dollars and cleared the market at the end of the day. This initiative is taken by the government of Bob Hawke.
December 10 – Military rule ends and democracy is restored in Argentina, with the beginning of Raúl Alfonsín's first term as President of Argentina
December 13 – Turgut Özal, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (45th government); beginning of a new civilian regime
A discothèque fire in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.
Harrods bombings: a Provisional IRA car bomb kills 6 Christmas shoppers and injures 90 outside Harrods in London.
December 19 – The Jules Rimet Trophy is stolen from the Brazilian Soccer Confederation building in Rio de Janeiro. As of 2016, the trophy has not been recovered.
A propane explosion in Buffalo, New York, US kills 5 firefighters and 2 civilians.
Pope John Paul II visits Rebibbia prison to forgive his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca.
December 29 – The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity since being shot down over Lebanon during a bombing mission.
Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
Two bombs explode in France; one on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
I. M. Pei wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Zlatko Ugljen receives the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Šerefudin's White Mosque, built in Visoko.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is launched in the United States.
Flashdance and Return of the Jedi are box-office hits.
Gérard Debreu wins the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Kellogg's introduces Crispix cereal.
Leopold Kohr, the people of Belau, Amory and Hunter Lovins / Rocky Mountain Institute and Manfred Max Neef / CEPAUR win the Right Livelihood Award.
McDonald's introduces the McNugget.
Kary Mullis discovers polymerase chain reaction while working for Cetus.
Last time Gasher performed a shortened
The DeLorean Motor Company ceases production.
The meteorological 1982–83 El Niño event brings severe weather worldwide.
Ronald Reagan declassifies GPS for public use; it will be shut down again in 1990 for the Gulf War and re-activated again in 1993.
The capital of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is changed from Abidjan to Yamoussoukro.
January 1 – Calum Davenport, English footballer
January 2 – Kate Bosworth, American actress
January 3 – Precious Lara Quigaman, Filipina model, host and actress
Spencer Chamberlain, American musician
Kerry Condon, Irish actress
Cristina Rosato, Canadian actress
Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
Robert Ri'chard, American actor
Tosin Abasi, Nigerian-American musician (Animals As Leaders)
Chris Masters, American wrestler
Chen Xiexia, Chinese weightlifter
Gala Évora, Spanish actress
Chris Getzlaf, American football player; brother of Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf
January 10 – Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier
January 11 – Adrian Sutil, German Formula One driver
Brianne Moncrief, American soap opera actress
Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
Imran Khan, Indian actor
Julian Morris, British actor
Bill Hudson, Brazilian-American musician (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
January 14 – Takako Uehara, Japanese singer
January 15 – Kaine Bennett Charleston, Australian film producer, film and stage actor
Marwan Kenzari, Dutch actor
Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
January 17 – Johannes Herber, German basketball player
Jelena Gavrilović, Serbian actress
Jung Yu-mi, South Korean actress
Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
Hikaru Utada, Japanese singer and songwriter
Oystein Pettersen, Norwegian Olympic cross-country skiier
Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
Yasser Elshantaf, Palestinian entrepreneur
Maryse, French-Canadian professional wrestler and glamour model
Svetlana Khodchenkova, Russian actress
Moritz Volz, German footballer
January 22 – Shaun Cody, American football player
David Firth, British animator
Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish cross-country skier
Sarah Tait, Australian rower (d. 2016)
Scott Speed, American Formula One driver
Diane Birch, American singer-songwriter
Teo, Belarusian singer
Frankie Grande, American television personality, musical theatre actor, dancer, producer, and YouTube Personality
January 25 – Yasuyuki Konno, Japanese footballer
January 27 – Rebecca Judd, Australian model and television presenter
James Sutton, British actor
Belçim Bilgin, Turkish actress
February 1 – Andrew VanWyngarden, American singer
Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
David Call, American film and television actor
Hillary Scott, American pornographic actress
Damiel Dossévi, French pole vaulter
Gabriel Sargissian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
February 4 – Hannibal Buress, American comedian
February 5 – Vanessa Rousso, French-American professional poker player
Michael Robinson, former American football player
Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
Jamie Whincup, Australian race car driver
Scott Feldman, American baseball player
Elin Grindemyr, Swedish model
Atiba Hutchinson, Canadian footballer
Louise Glover, English model and photographer
Olga Syahputra, Indonesian actor, comedian, singer, and television presenter (d. 2015)
Ashley Mulheron, Scottish actress and television presenter
February 10 – Daiane dos Santos, Brazilian artistic gymnast
February 11 – Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
Alan Didak, Australian rules footballer
Philipp Degen and David Degen, Swiss footballers
Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
Selita Ebanks, Caymanian model
Agyness Deyn, English supermodel
John Magaro, American film, television and stage actor
Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter and record producer
Elin Kling, Swedish fashion journalist
February 18 – Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
Kotoōshū Katsunori (Kaloyan Mahlyanov), Bulgarian sumo wrestler
Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
Nozomi Sasaki, Japanese voice actress
Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
Jawad Williams, American basketball player
Justin Verlander, American baseball player
Emad Moteab, Egyptian footballer
Mélanie Laurent, French actress and director
Eoin Macken, Irish actor
Penny Flame, born Jennifer Ketcham, American former pornographic actress/reality TV star
Iliza Shlesinger, American comedian
Aziz Ansari, American comedian and actor
Emily Blunt, English actress
Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby union player
Mido, Egyptian footballer
February 24 – Sophie Howard, English glamour model
February 25 – Eduardo da Silva, Croatian soccer player
February 26 – Andrew Baggaley, English table tennis player
Devin Harris, American basketball player
Kate Mara, American television and film actress
Hayley Angel Holt, English actress
Vítězslav Veselý, Czech javelin thrower
February 28 – Linda Király, American-Hungarian singer-songwriter
March 1 – Lupita Nyong'o, Mexican-born Kenyan/American actress
March 2 – Lee Ha-nui, South Korean beauty pageant titleholder, classical musician, and actress
Katie White, English singer (The Ting Tings)
Kim Smith, American fashion model and actress
Samuel Contesti, Italian figure skater
Jessica Heap, American actress
Adam Deacon, British actor
March 7 – Raquel Alessi, American actress
Bryony Afferson, English actress and musician
Maite Perroni, Mexican singer and actress
Clint Dempsey, American footballer
Bobby Campo, American actor
Janet Mock, American author and activist
Jonas Olsson, Swedish footballer
Aimee Walker Pond, American gymnast
Rafe Spall, English actor
Carrie Underwood, American singer
March 11 – Melissa Rycroft, American television personality and reality television contestant
Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
March 15 – Florencia Bertotti, Argentine actress and singer
Stephanie Gatschet, American actress
Katie Kim, Irish singer-songwriter
Penny McNamee, Australian actress
Atit Shah, Indian American Hollywood film producer
March 19 – Nicole Muirbrook, American actress and model
Michael Cassidy, American film television and actor
Eiji Kawashima, Japanese footballer
Jenni Vartiainen, Finnish pop singer
March 21 – Bruno Langley, British actor
Heather Lind, American actress
Christina Bennett Lind, American actress
March 23 – Mo Farah, British athlete
March 27 – Shawntinice Polk, American basketball player (d. 2005)
Ed Skrein, English actor and rapper
Ezgi Mola, Turkish actress
Zach Gowen, American wrestler
Hebe Tien, Taiwanese singer
Meinir Gwilym, Welsh folk singer
Hashim Amla, South African cricketer
Melissa Ordway, American actress and model
Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
Matt Lanter, American actor and model
Sergey Lazarev, Russian pop-singer
April 2 – Yung Joc, American rapper
Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
Amanda Righetti, American actress and film producer
April 6 – Diora Baird, American actress
April 7 – Franck Ribéry, French footballer
Jamie Chung, American actress
Ryan Merriman, American actor
April 11 – Joanna Douglas, Canadian actress
Jelena Dokić, Australian tennis player
Jonti Richter, Australian soccer player
Judy Marte, American actress and producer
April 13 – Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
Matt Cardle, English singer
Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
Alice Braga, Brazilian actress
Siobhan Hewlett, Irish film, television and theatre actress
April 16 – Alex Antônio de Melo Santos, Brazilian footballer
April 18 – Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
Joe Mauer, American baseball player
Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
Alberto Callaspo, American baseball player
Joanne King, Irish film and television actress
Miranda Kerr, Australian model
Sebastian Ingrosso, Swedish club DJ
Tarvaris Jackson, American football player
Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
Matt Jones, American football player
Francis Capra, American actor
Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
Aaron Hill, American actor
Hayley-Marie Coppin, English glamour model
April 24 – Will Champlin, American singer, contestant from The Voice season 5
Jay Cutler, American football player
Megan Boone, American actress
David Lee, American basketball player
Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese actress and gravure idol
April 30 – Yelena Leuchanka, Belarusian professional women's basketball player
May 1 – Alain Bernard, French Olympic swimmer
Dani Sordo, Spanish rally driver
Tina Maze, Slovenian alpine ski racer
May 4 – Jesse Moss, Canadian actor
May 5 – Henry Cavill, British actor
Adrianne Palicki, American actress
Gabourey Sidibe, American actress
Raquel Zimmermann, Brazilian model
Marco Galiazzo, Italian archer
May 9 – Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor
Matt Leinart, American football player
Holly Valance, Australian actress and singer
Daizee Haze, American professional wrestler
Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Polish actress and singer
Alina Kabaeva, Russian rhythmic gymnast and politician
Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
Domhnall Gleeson, Irish actor and writer
Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
Natalie Cassidy, British actress
Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player
Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)
Amber Tamblyn, American actress
Anahí, Mexican singer and actress
Sarbel, Greek Cypriot pop singer
Daniel Kerr, Australian rules footballer
Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
May 17 – Channing Frye, American basketball player
May 18 – Vince Young, American football player
Eve Angel, Hungarian model
Jessica Fox, British actress
Michaela McManus, American actress
Emma Williams, English stage and television actress
N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Indian actor and singer
May 21 – Leva Bates, American professional wrestler
John Hopkins, American MotoGP racer
Connie and Cassie Powney, English twin actresses
May 23 – Heidi Range, British singer (Sugababes)
May 24 – Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model
May 27 – Bobby Convey, American soccer player
May 28 – Toby Hemingway, British/American actor
May 30 – Jennifer Ellison, British actress
David Hernandez, American singer
Zana Marjanović, Bosnian actress
June 1 – Sylvia Hoeks, Dutch actress
June 2 – Brooke White, American singer
June 3 – Janine Carmen Habeck, German model
Joe Rokocoko, New Zealand rugby union player
Gemma Bissix, British actress
Adam Hendershott, American actor
Gianna Michaels, porn actress
June 7 – Indiggo, Romanian-born American twin sisters, singer-songwriters, and reality TV personalities
Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
Mamoru Miyano, Japanese voice actor
Alektra Blue, American porn actress
Marina Lizorkina, Russian singer (Serebro)
Marina Abrosimova, Russian pop singer
Shanna Collins, American actress
Leelee Sobieski, American film and television actress
June 11 – José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
Andy Ologun, Nigerian mixed martial artist
Anja Rubik, Polish model
Bryan Habana, South African rugby union player
June 13 – Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
Torrance Coombs, Canadian film, theatre and television actor
Sean Klitzner, American internet personality and comedian
Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist
Derek Anderson, American football player
Verónica Echegui, Spanish actress
Lisa Yamanaka, Canadian voice actress
Connie Fisher, British actress and singer
Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese actor, idol, and singer
Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue)
Tanja Mihhailova, Russian-Estonian pop singer and actress
Laura Norton, English actress
Aidan Turner, Irish actor
Mark Selby, British snooker player
Macklemore, American rapper
June 20 – Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
Edward Snowden, American computer professional
Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer
June 22 – Sally Nicholls, English children's book author of Ways to Live Forever
June 23 – Miles Fisher, American film and television actor and musician
John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino actor
Shermain Jeremy, Antiguan singer and beauty pageant contestant
June 25 – Cleo, Polish singer
Alsou, Russian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2000 runner-up
Ben Bocquelet, French-British animator and producer
Cheryl, British singer (Girls Aloud) and TV personality
Katherine Ryan, Canadian comedian and actress
Park Jeong-su, Korean singer (Super Junior)
Marit Larsen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
Tanya Chisholm, American actress and dancer
Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
Alicia Menendez, American television commentator
July 3 – Edinson Volquez, Dominican baseball player
July 4 – Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian fashion model
Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
Kumiko Ogura, Japanese badminton player
Edwina Bartholomew, Australian journalist and television presenter
July 6 – Gregory Smith, Canadian actor
July 10 – Kim Heechul, Korean actor and singer (Super Junior)
July 11 – Marie Eleonor Serneholt, Swedish singer (A*Teens)
Megumi Kawamura, Japanese model
Krystin Pellerin, Canadian actress of theatre, television and film
July 13 – Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete
July 15 – Maxim Dondyuk, Ukrainian documentary photographer
Philando Castile, American man fatally shot by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer (d. 2016)
Katrina Kaif, Bollywood actress and model
Zhang Xiangxiang, Chinese weightlifter
July 17 – Flávia de Oliveira, Brazilian model
July 19 – Helen Skelton, British television presenter
Vinessa Antoine, Canadian actress
Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer and composer
Kellen Winslow II, American football player
Juliana Felisberta, Brazilian beach volleyball player
Jodi Albert, English actress and singer
Sharni Vinson, Australian model, actress and dancer
Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
Bec Hewitt, Australian actress
Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
Asami Mizukawa, Japanese actress
July 26 – Elettra Weidemann, American fashion model and sociallite
Kaitlyn Black, American actress
Elise Testone, American singer-songwriter
Tania Gunadi, Indonesian-American actress and producer
Inés Gómez Mont, Mexican television host, reporter and actress
July 30 – Seán Dillon, Irish footballer
July 31 – Kim Moylan, Irish actress
August 2 – Huston Street, American baseball player
Mamie Gummer, American actress
Michelle Buswell, American model
Mariusz Wlazły, Polish volleyball player
Adhir Kalyan, South African actor
Greta Gerwig, American actress and filmmaker
Jai Crawford, Australian cyclist
August 5 – Kara Tointon, English actress
August 6 – Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
Brit Marling, American actress, screenwriter and producer
Maggie Castle, Canadian actress
Tina O'Brien, British actress
Christian Chávez, Mexican singer and actor
August 8 – Fred Meyers, American actor
Sarah Elizabeth, American model
David Ames, British actor
Ashley Johnson, American actress
Spencer Redford, American actress
Mathieu Roy, Canadian professional ice hockey player
Sammy Glenn, English television actress
Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor
Aleš Hemský, Czechoslovakian ice hockey player
Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born American actor
Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)
Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
Spencer Pratt, American television personality
August 16 – Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
August 17 – Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
Mika, Lebanese-British singer
Cameron White, Australian cricketer
Kris Boyd, Scottish football player
Tammin Sursok, Australian actress
Claudia Salinas, Mexican model and actress
Missy Higgins, Australian pop singer-songwriter, musician and actor
Tania Nolan, New Zealand actress
Reeva Steenkamp, South African model (d. 2013)
Yuri Zhirkov, Russian footballer
Andrew Garfield, British/American actor
Brody Jenner, American television personality
Chantelle Houghton, English glamour model and television personality
Ruta Gedmintas, Lithuanian-English actress
Annie Ilonzeh, American actress
James Collins, Welsh footballer
August 24 – Brett Gardner, American baseball player
August 26 – Nicol David, Malaysian squash player
Jamala, Ukrainian singer and songwriter, Eurovision Song Contest 2016 winner
Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
August 28 – Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
August 29 – Jennifer Landon, American actress
Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
Jim Miller, American mixed martial artist
Larry Fitzgerald, American football player
Maria Flor, Brazilian actress
José Antonio Reyes, Spanish football player
Camille Mana, American actress
September 2 – Tiffany Hines, American television actress and singer
Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player
Alexander Klaws, German singer
September 4 – Jennifer Metcalfe, English actress
September 5 – Priscilla Meirelles, Miss Earth 2004
September 8 – Chris Judd, Australian rules footballer
Kristine Hermosa, Filipino actress
Zoe Kazan, American actress and screenwriter
September 10 – Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player
September 11 – Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenyan long-distance runner
September 12 – Carly Smithson, Irish singer
September 13 – Kaoklai Kaennorsing, Thai Muay Thai kickboxer
September 14 – Amy Winehouse, British singer (d. 2011)
September 15 – Ashleigh McIvor, Canadian freestyle skier
September 16 – Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean swimmer
Catherine Tyldesley, English actress and model
Jennifer Peña, American singer
Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer
Sasha Son, Lithuanian singer
Yuna Ito, American-Japanese singer and actress
A-Lin, Taiwanese singer
Maggie Grace, American actress
Joseph Mazzello, American actor
Sarah Rees Brennan, Irish novelist
Anna Meares, Australian track cyclist
Scott Evans, American actor
September 22 – Eriko Imai, Japanese singer (Speed)
September 23 – Märt Israel, Estonian discus thrower
Randy Foye, American basketball player
Lyndon Ferns, South African swimmer
Donald Glover, American actor
Son Dam-bi, South Korean singer
September 26 – Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
September 27 – Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer (LUV)
Fazura, Malaysian actress
Sarah Wright, American actress
Julissa Bermudez, Dominican American television personality and actress
Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
Reiko Shiota, Japanese badminton player
October 1 – Anna Drijver, Dutch actress and model
October 2 – Gerran Walker, American football player
Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
Meghan Heffern, Canadian actress
Tessa Thompson, American actress
Vicky Krieps, Luxembourgish actress
Risa Kudō, Japanese gravure idol
Shontelle, Barbadian singer, and songwriter
Jesse Eisenberg, American actor
Nicky Hilton, American model and socialite
Noot Seear, Canadian fashion model and actress
Noah Segan, American character actor
Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper
Lou Charmelle, French pornographic actress
October 9 – Spencer Grammer, American actress
October 10 – Alyson Hau, Hong Kong radio DJ
October 11 – Bradley James, English actor
October 13 – Katia Winter, Swedish actress
Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
Zesh Rehman, English-Pakistani footballer
David Oakes, English film, television and theatre actor
October 15 – Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
October 16 – Loreen, Swedish pop singer and music producer, Eurovision Song Contest 2012 winner
Daniel Kajmakoski, Macedonian singer and songwriter
Ivan Saenko, Russian footballer
Daniel Booko, American actor
Felicity Jones, English actress
Cara Santa Maria, American neuroscientist and writer
Rebecca Ferguson, Swedish model and actress
October 20 – Alona Tal, Israeli television actress
Charlotte Sullivan, Canadian actress
Ashley Banjo, Canadian actor
Marie Marguerite, Duchess of Anjou, Venezuelan heiress and wife of Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou
Aaron Tveit, American actor
Brian Vickers, American race car driver
Katie McGrath, Irish actress
Ashleigh Harrington, Canadian actress
V V Brown, English singer, songwriter, model, and producer
Adrienne Bailon, American singer and actress
October 25 – Princess Yōko of Mikasa, member of the Japanese Imperial Family
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Turkish actor and model
Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
Katy Tur, American journalist
Amit Sebastian Paul, Swedish singer (A*Teens)
Johnny Lewis, American actor (d. 2012)
October 30 – Diana Karazon, Jordanian singer
Yuko Ogura, Japanese gravure idol
Jelena Tomašević, Serbian pop singer
November 2 – Andreas Bourani, German singer-songwriter
November 3 – Julie Marie Berman, American actress
November 5 – Alexa Chung, English television presenter and model
November 4 – Tyler Everett, American football player
Adam DeVine, American actor
Lauren Elaine, American fashion designer, model and actress
Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russian footballer
Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
November 9 – Meseret Defar, Ethiopian long-distance runner
November 10 – Miranda Lambert, American country music singer
Philipp Lahm, German footballer
Kristal Marshall, American professional wrestler, model and beauty queen
Sola Aoi, Japanese model
Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Japanese voice actor
November 12 – Kate Bell, Australian actress
November 15 – Laura Smet, French actress
November 16 – K, Korean singer
Viva Bianca, Australian actress
Patrick McHale, American animator
Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
Ryan Bradley, American figure skater
Ryan Braun, American baseball player
Évelyne Brochu, Canadian actress
Harry Lloyd, British actor
Nick Markakis, American baseball player
Rocsi, American television personality
Jon Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer
Robert Kazinsky, English actor and model
Adam Driver, American actor
DeAngelo Hall, American football player
Daria Werbowy, Ukrainian-Canadian model
November 20 – Future, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
November 21 – The Bella Twins, (Brie & Nikki), American professional wrestlers
November 22 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter and actor
Dean Ashton, British footballer
José López, Venezuelan baseball player
November 25 – Atsushi Itō, Japanese actor
November 27 – Professor Green, British rapper
Courtney Rush, Canadian professional wrestler
Ellie Taylor, English comedian and television presenter
Kelly Wenham, English actress
Jenn Sterger, American television personality and model
Aylin Tezel, German actress
November 30 – Nicholas Kole, American figure skater
Mette Lindberg, Danish singer
Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
Ana Lucía Domínguez, Columbian actress
Jana Kramer, American actress
Aaron Rodgers, American football player
Daniela Ruah, Portuguese actress
Troy Bergeron, American football player
Andy Grammer, American singer and songwriter
Jimmy Bartel, Australian rules footballer
Charity Shea, American actress
Roman Zaretsky, Israeli figure skater
Tori Sparks, American singer, songwriter and activist
Tiffany Weimer, American footballer
December 6 – Francesca Jackson, English musical theatre actress
December 7 – Fausto Carmona, Dominican baseball player
December 9 – Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
Patrick Flueger, American actor
Xavier Samuel, Australian actor
December 12 – Katrina Elam, American singer
Satya Bhabha, British actor
Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
J Alvarez Puerto Rican singer
René Duprée, Canadian professional wrestler
Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player
Brooke Fraser, New Zealand folk-pop and Christian musician
Camilla Luddington, English actress
December 16 – Danielle Lloyd, British model
December 17 – Erik Christensen, Canadian hockey player
Nektarios Alexandrou, Cypriot footballer
AJ Lamas, American actor
Casey Crescenzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dear Hunter and The Receiving End of Sirens)
Bridget Phillipson, English politician
Laura Pomeroy, Canadian swimmer
Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
Nelly Alisheva, Russian volleyball player
Jonah Hill, American actor
Lucy Pinder, English model
Lara Stone, Dutch model
Gia Allemand, American actress (d. 2013)
December 21 – Steven Yeun, American actor
Jennifer Hawkins, Australian television personality, Miss Universe 2004
Joe Dinicol, Canadian actor
Nathalie Péchalat, French ice dancer
December 23 – Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player
December 25 – Gwei Lun-Mei, Taiwanese actress
December 27 – Cole Hamels, American baseball player
December 28 – Aiko Nakamura, Japanese tennis player
December 29 – Jessica Andrews, American country music singer
Linda Bhreathnach, Irish television actress
Kristi Capel, American beauty pageant and news presenter
Sarah Earnshaw, British actress
Yalda Hakim, Australian journalist
Lisa Hammond, English actress
Leila Benn Harris, English actress and singer
Eleonore Hendricks, American actress, photographer and casting director
Ainsley Howard, British actress
Mari Lövgreen, Welsh television presenter
Jane McGregor, Canadian actress
Ashley Austin Morris, American actress
Daráine Mulvihill, Irish television personality
Sophy Ridge, British journalist and Political Correspondent for Sky News
Brook Roberts, American television personality and former beauty pageant
Fernanda Romero, Mexican actress and model
Roxy Shahidi, English actress
Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Australian actress
January 2 – Dick Emery, British comedian (b. 1915)
January 8 – Gerhard Barkhorn, German World War II fighter ace (b. 1919)
January 10 – Roy DeMeo, American Mafia hitman (b. 1942)
Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
Tikhon Kiselyov (also Kiselev), Belarusian statesman in the Soviet Union, the de facto leader of the Byelorussian SSR from 1980 to 1983 (b. 1917)
January 12 – Nikolai Podgorny, Ukrainian politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 1965 to 1977 (b. 1903)
January 13 – David M. Shoup, American general (b. 1904)
Masatane Kanda, Japanese general (b. 1890)
Meyer Lansky, American gangster (b. 1902)
January 17 – Doodles Weaver, American comedian and uncle of Sigourney Weaver (b. 1911)
January 18 – Arturo Umberto Illia, 34th President of Argentina (b. 1900)
January 23 – Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (b. 1908)
George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
Juan Carlos Zabala, Argentine athlete (b. 1911)
January 26 – Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (b. 1913)
Georges Bidault, French Resistance leader (b. 1899)
Michael "Pat" Bilon, American dwarf actor (b. 1947)
Louis de Funès, French actor (b. 1914)
Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
Billy Fury, British musician (b. 1940)
January 29 – Stuart H. Ingersoll, American admiral (b. 1898)
February 4 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950)
February 8 – Harry Boot, English physicist (b. 1917)
February 12 – Eubie Blake, American musician and songwriter (b. 1887)
February 14 – Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
February 19 – Alice White, American actress (b. 1904)
February 22 – Sir Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889)
February 23 – Herbert Howells, English composer (b. 1892)
February 25 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
February 27 – Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, Russian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1908)
February 28 – Winifred Atwell, British pianist (b. 1914)
March 1 – Hideo Kobayashi, Japanese author (b. 1902)
Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
Arthur Koestler, Austrian writer (b. 1905)
March 6 – Donald Maclean, British spy (b. 1913)
March 7 – Igor Markevitch, Ukrainian conductor (b. 1912)
March 8 – William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)
Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
March 11 – Will Glickman, American playwright (b. 1910)
March 14 – Maurice Ronet, French film actor and director (b. 1927)
March 15 – Rebecca West, English-born writer (b. 1892)
Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer (b. 1903)
Freda Dudley Ward, former royal mistress (b. 1894)
March 17 – Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
Umberto II of Italy, the last King of Italy (b. 1904)
Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
March 25 – Bob Waterfield, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1920)
March 26 – Anthony Blunt, British spy and art historian (b. 1907)
Elsie Eaves, American civil engineer (b. 1898)
James Hayter, British actor (b. 1907)
March 30 – Lisette Model, Austrian-born American photographer (b. 1901)
April 3 – Jimmy Bloomfield, English football player and manager (b. 1934)
Jacqueline Logan, American actress (b. 1901)
Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)
April 11 – Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (b. 1905)
April 12 – Desmond Bagley, English novelist (b. 1923)
Corrie ten Boom, Dutch resistance fighter (b. 1892)
Gyula Illyés, Hungarian poet and novelist (b. 1902)
April 19 – Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish author (b. 1909)
Walther Nehring, German general (b. 1892)
Pedro Quartucci, Argentine boxer and actor (b. 1905)
April 21 – Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (b. 1902)
April 22 – Earl 'Fatha' Hines, American musician (b. 1903)
Buster Crabbe, American actor and athlete (b. 1908)
Selena Royle, American actress (b. 1904)
Alberto Zorrilla, Argentine Olympic swimmer (b. 1906)
George Balanchine, Russian choreographer (b. 1904)
Joel Henry Hildebrand, American chemist (b. 1881)
Muddy Waters, American musician (b. 1915)
George Hodgson, Canadian Olympic swimmer (b. 1893)
Joseph Ruttenberg, Russian-born cinematographer (b. 1889)
Arthur D. Struble, American admiral (b. 1894)
May 2 – Norm Van Brocklin, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and coach (Minnesota Vikings) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1926)
May 5 – John Williams, British actor (b. 1903)
May 8 – John Fante, American writer (b. 1909)
Miguel Alemán Valdés, 46th President of Mexico (b. 1900)
Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
May 15 – James Van Der Zee, American photographer (b. 1886)
May 18 – Frank Aiken, Irish Foreign Minister (b. 1898)
May 19 – Jean Rey, President of the European Commission (b. 1902)
May 21 – Kenneth Clark, British art historian (b. 1903)
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
King Idris of Libya (reigned from 1951 to 1969) (b. 1889)
May 25 – Sid Daniels, British merchant marine worker, last surviving crewmember of the RMS Titanic dies (b. 1895)
May 29 – Arvīds Pelše, Latvian historian, Soviet politician and functionary (b. 1899)
May 31 – Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight champion boxer (b. 1895)
June 1 – Prince Charles of Belgium (b. 1903)
June 2 – Stan Rogers, Canadian musician (b. 1949)
June 4 – Gordon Kahl, American tax protester and cop-killer (b. 1920)
June 8 – Miško Kranjec, Slovenian writer (b. 1908)
June 10 – Larry Hooper, American singer (b. 1917)
June 12 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-born actress (b. 1902)
June 15 – Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
June 17 – Peter Mennin, American composer and teacher (b. 1923)
Robert Riddles, British locomotive engineer (b. 1892)
Marianne Brandt, German industrial designer (b. 1893)
June 23 – Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, 21st President of Cuba (suicide) (b. 1919)
June 24 – Charles Phelps Taft II, American politician, son of President William Howard Taft (b. 1897)
June 25 – Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
June 30 – Mary Livingstone, American comedian (b. 1905)
July 1 – Buckminster Fuller, American architect (b. 1895)
Dr. John Bodkin Adams, British suspected serial killer (b. 1899)
Ted Berrigan, American poet (b. 1934)
July 5 – Harry James, American musician and band leader (b. 1916)
Herman Kahn, American futurist (b. 1922)
Vicki Morgan, American model (murdered) (b. 1952)
July 9 – Keith Wickenden, British politician (b. 1932)
July 10 – Werner Egk, German composer (b. 1901)
July 11 – Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
July 12 – Chris Wood, British rock musician (b. 1944)
July 15 – Eddie Foy, Jr., American actor (b. 1905)
July 16 – Samson Raphaelson, American screenwriter (b. 1894)
July 17 – Roosevelt "Honeydripper" Sykes, American blues musician (b. 1906)
July 19 – Erik Ode, German actor (b. 1910)
July 20 – Frank Reynolds, American journalist (b. 1923)
July 23 – Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
Larry Gains, Canadian boxer (b. 1901)
Charlie Rivel, Spanish Catalan circus clown (b. 1896)
Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born filmmaker (b. 1900)
Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
David Niven, British actor (b. 1910)
Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
Lynn Fontanne, British actress (b. 1887)
Peter Arne, British actor (b. 1918)
Lilian Mercedes Letona, Salvadoran guerrilla (b. 1954)
August 2 – James Jamerson, American musician (b. 1938)
August 3 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
August 4 – Jobriath, American rock musician and actor (b. 1946)
August 5 – Judy Canova, American actress (b. 1913)
August 6 – Klaus Nomi, German singer and performance artist (b. 1944)
August 12 – Theodor Burchadi, German Admiral (b. 1892)
August 16 – Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1902)
August 17 – Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (b. 1896)
August 18 – Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
August 21 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino politician (b. 1932)
August 27 – Harry A. deButts, American railroad executive
August 28 – Jan Clayton, American actress (b. 1917)
August 29 – Simon Oakland, American actor (b. 1915)
Larry McDonald, American politician (plane crash – KAL 007 victim) (b. 1935)
Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, American politician (aortic aneurysm after giving a news conference condemning the shooting down of KAL 007) (b. 1912)
Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
Jon Brower Minnoch, heaviest man who ever lived (b. 1941)
Dai Rees, British golfer (b. 1913)
B. J. Vorster, 8th Prime Minister of South Africa and 5th President of South Africa (b. 1915)
September 12 – Sabin Carr, American Olympic athlete (b. 1904)
September 17 – Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Cardinal Archbishop of Boston between 1970 and 1983 (b. 1915)
September 20 – Ángel Labruna, Argentine footballer and manager (b. 1918)
September 25 – King Léopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
September 26 – Tino Rossi, Corsican singer (b. 1907)
September 29 – Alan Moorehead, Australian-born English war correspondent and historian (b. 1910)
October 5 – Earl Tupper, American businessman (b. 1907)
October 6 – Terence Cooke, Cardinal Archbishop of New York (b. 1921)
October 8 – Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
Georgia Cozzini, American socialist politician (b. 1915)
Ralph Richardson, British actor (b. 1902)
October 14 – Paul Fix, American actor (b. 1901)
October 15 – Pat O'Brien, American actor (b. 1899)
October 18 – Willie Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
October 19 – Maurice Bishop, Grenadian politician and revolutionary (b. 1944)
October 20 – Peter Dudley, British actor (b. 1935)
October 21 – Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (b. 1919)
Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)
Toru Takahashi, Japanese race car driver (b. 1960)
October 26 – Mike Michalske, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
Roderick Gill, Irish cricketer (b. 1919)
Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (b. 1892)
October 31 – George S. Halas, American football player and coach (Chicago Bears), a co-founder of the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1895)
November – Barney Bubbles, English graphic artist (b. 1942)
November 3 – Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
November 7 – Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (b. 1892)
Robert Agnew, American actor (b. 1899)
Betty Nuthall, English tennis champion (b. 1911)
November 13 – Junior Samples, American comedian (b. 1926)
November 14 – Tómas Guðmundsson, Icelandic poet (b. 1901)
November 15 – John Le Mesurier, British actor (b. 1912)
November 19 – Carolyn Leigh, American lyricist (b. 1926)
Marcel Dalio, French actor (b. 1900)
Richard Loo, Chinese-American actor (b. 1903)
November 23 – Waheed Murad, Legendary Pakistani actor, film producer, writer and director (b. 1938)
November 25 – Michael Conrad, American actor (b. 1925)
November 28 – Christopher George, American actor (b. 1931)
November 30 – Richard Llewellyn, British writer (b. 1906)
December 2 – Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (b. 1904)
December 4 – Bobby Goodman, U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder Bombardier Navigator shot down over Lebanon; captured upon ejection and held captive in Syria for 30 days; pilot Mark Lange died of injuries
December 5 – Robert Aldrich, American film director (b. 1918)
December 6 – Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
December 6 – Gul Khan Nasir, Baloch politician and poet from Pakistan (b. 1914)
Keith Holyoake, New Zealand politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1904)
Slim Pickens, American actor (b. 1919)
December 9 – David Rounds, American actor (b. 1930)
December 11 – Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (b. 1897)
Leora Dana, American actress (b. 1923)
Mary Renault, English author (b. 1905)
December 15 – David Markham, British actor (b. 1913)
Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
Rod Cameron, American actor (b. 1910)
December 23 – Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
December 25 – Joan Miró, Catalan painter (b. 1893)
December 26 – Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
William Demarest, American actor (b. 1892)
Walter Scott, American performer (b. 1943)
Dennis Wilson, American singer, songwriter and drummer (b. 1944)
Jimmy Demaret, American golf champion (b. 1910)
Mary Cohan, Broadway composer and lyricist, daughter of George M. Cohan (b. 1909)
Physics – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, William Alfred Fowler
Chemistry – Henry Taube
Medicine – Barbara McClintock
Literature – William Golding
Peace – Lech Wałęsa
Economics – Gérard Debreu
1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.
The year 1983 saw both the official beginning of the Internet and the first mobile cellular telephone call.