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This year in History: Born in 1983 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1983


January 3   Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys makes the longest run from scrimmage in NFL history tying Bob Gage (1949).

October 13   The first cell phone network is launched in Chicago.

February 28   Final episode of M*A*S*H airs

March 7   First broadcast of The Nashville Network (TNN)

June 13   Pioneer 10 is the first manmade object to leave the solar system.

June 18   Sally Ride is the first American woman in outer space

June 22   The Space Shuttle retrieves a satellite from space for the first time.

June 24   The first female American astronaut, Sally Ride, returns to earth.

August 4   Dave Winfield, a New York Yankee outfielder, is charged by local police for his act of cruelty to animals"" when he accidentally kills a seagull during warmups in the outfield."

Famous Birthdays:

January 2   Kate Bosworth (Actress)

January 17   Dwayne Wade

February 23   Aziz Ansari (Actor in Parks and Recreation)

March 14   Taylor Hanson (Singer)

March 15   Sean Biggerstaff (Actor)

April 29   Jay Cutler (NFL Quarterback)

May 11   Holly Valance (Actress and Singer)

May 14   Amber Tamblyn (Actress)

May 18   Vince Young (Football Player)

June 8   Kim Clijsters (Tennis player)

July 2   Michelle Branch (Singer)

July 17   Sarah Jones (Actress)

July 22   Steven Jackson (NFL Football player)

August 14   Mila Kunis (Actress)

August 17   Dustin Pedroia (Baseball player)

September 11   Jacoby Ellsbury (Baseball player)

September 14   Amy Winehouse (Singer)

September 21   Maggie Grace (Actress - Lost)

October 5   Nicky Hilton (Heiress)

November 10   Miranda Lambert (Country singer)

November 17   Ryan Braun (Baseball player)

December 2   Aaron Rogers (NFL Quarterback)

December 27   Cole Hamels (Baseball player)


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