Dates In History


1983 [Detail]
 1983 Tangerine release the Oric 1
 1983 UK Government Launches the Alvey Programme
 January 1983 Introduction of spreadsheet program 1-2-3 by Lotus,
 January 1983 Compec '82 Report [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 HP announces first 'desk-top mainframe' [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 The designer's tale [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 Apple memory [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 Touchy input [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 Football crazy [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 Eagle's new 16-bit micro [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 January 1983 Rival top-end database managers [News Article] - Practical Computing - January 1983, Volume 6, Issue 1
 19th January Apple Lisa Launched
 20th January Commodore PET Computers Get New Look [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Timex announces plans for US version of ZX Spectrum - The TS2000 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Sinclair may switch production of the ZX81 and Spectrum computers to France [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Oric's hardware production hits a problem [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Commodore Announce Portable Computer - Commodore SX64 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Olivetti spark printer for Acorn [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January New micro from Atari [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January The fun of the fairs [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 20th January Baby Crocodiles [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 03 - 20-26 January 1983
 27th January Electron plans [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983
 27th January Tl aims product at Sinclair computers [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983
 27th January Sinclair worth 135 9m [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983
 27th January New Apple micro as IBM gets UK debut [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983
 27th January Pixel merger [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 04 - 27 January-3 February 1983
 February 1983 Two's company on 16-bit Televideo [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Profi Kit 2 [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 U.K.-built micro range to start with IBM look-alike [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Portable has 8MByte on disc [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Card boosts Vic-20 to 80 columns [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Torch now approved by BT for direct link-up to Telex [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Inmos promotes new high-level language [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Anglo American Computing Services [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Creative Sanyo [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Micro stands together [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Atari in business [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Preparing for power failure [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Friendly Optim [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Microfinesse [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Could anything be Finar? [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 Haywood 9000 [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 February 1983 On Course for VisiCalc [News Article] - Practical Computing - February 1983, Volume 6, Issue 2
 3rd February Oric switches out of mall order [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983
 3rd February Atari signs big names [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983
 3rd February Commodore gives voice [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983
 3rd February More micros get government approval [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983
 3rd February Lisp for Spectrum [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 05 - 3-9 February 1983
 March 1983 PB-100 pocket computer from Casio [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Speedy Basic from Pet compiler [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 New lease of life for Apple II [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Selling boom pleases retailers [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Provincial shows pull in crowds [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Apple, DEC and IBM set to compete for executive market [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 BBC Micro becomes a two-channel 'scope [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Midwich games joysticks [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Electrical modeller [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Portable Forth [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Camera-to-computer graphics interface [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Tandy's 16-bit micro [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 The PC launched in Britain - official [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 March 1983 Digital Research's offering [News Article] - Practical Computing - March 1983, Volume 6, Issue 3
 3rd March Atari (US) axes 1700 in manufacturing move [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983
 3rd March Sord and Aquarius get distribution [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983
 3rd March Spectrum serial parallel interfaces [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983
 3rd March Young marketeer [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 09 - 3-9 March 1983
 17th March Oric doubt [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983
 17th March Psion sells 1 m tapes In software boom [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983
 17th March Timex investigation [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983
 17th March Corby site chosen as Commodore base [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 11 - 17-23 March 1983
 31st March Home-taping [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 31st March Software boost for Jupiter Ace [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 31st March Spectrum low-cost printer [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 31st March 16K Oric [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 31st March Prestel adaptor put on ice [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 31st March Donkey Kong treads the boards [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 13 - 31 March - 6 April 1983
 April 1983 Oric 2 gets go ahead [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 What future now for Atari? [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 His master's voice sounds from Commodore [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 Little new at ZX fair [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 Teddy bear's picnic [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 New Releases - Jumbly [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 New Releases - Lost Tomb [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 50 - 15-21 December 1983
 April 1983 Three from Texas [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 ICL plumps for the Intel 8085 [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Canon's desk-top [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Robot arm for the price of a toy [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 IBM profits near $4.5 billion [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Three-function card saves space [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 CPS to import Winchesters [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Nominal ledger UK-style from Peachtree [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Best-selling database manager for PC [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Mellow out the Easy way [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Steve Jobs hires Pepsi's John Sculley as President of Apple
 April 1983 Comart peripherals [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Berol disc pen [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Midland Fair [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Rair's 3/60S runs MP/M-86 [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Computer of the Year, 1982 [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 London Computer Festival [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Vertical Marketing [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Texet TX-8000 colour micro [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Trade Show '83 [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 HP joins High Street gang [News Article] - Practical Computing - April 1983, Volume 6, Issue 4
 April 1983 Hitch-hikers dispute [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 April 1983 Computer companies look to low-cost disc system [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 April 1983 Computer companies look to low-cost disc system [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 April 1983 Atari unhappy with ex-founder [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 April 1983 Quicksilva pushes out the packages in one fell swoop [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 April 1983 Spectrum chain adopts Micronet [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 16 - 21-27 April 1983
 May 1983 Commodore 64 and 8000-series spreadsheet [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Image Processor for Pet and BBC [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Texas TI-99/4a Scrabble Pack [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Word processing and games in Audiogenic 64 range [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Program copier to Apple discs [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Better database [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Take-away from Texas Instruments [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Spectrum Centronics interface [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Acorn recalls defective school tape recorders [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 BBC/Winchester link [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 ACT to build British [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Texas Instruments TI-99/2 [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Apple II pared to its core [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 New Atari boasts 64K of memory [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Nissei 16-bit Samurai [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 VisiCalc and Co now on PC [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 CP/M-86 version [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Go-faster PC announced [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Chatterbox Aeon and Omninet networks [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 All-in-one Lotus [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 May 1983 Doxiver add-ons [News Article] - Practical Computing - May 1983, Volume 6, Issue 5
 2nd May Microsoft Introduced 2-button Mouse
 1st June Mattel Release the Aquarius
 16th June Dragon 64 Launch delayed [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 24 - 16-22 June 1983
 16th June Busy time for the Commodore 64 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 24 - 16-22 June 1983
 16th June Expansion options for BBC [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 24 - 16-22 June 1983
 16th June Atari Re-Employ Nolan Bushnell [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 24 - 16-22 June 1983
 14th July Vic add-on [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 28 - 14-20 July 1983
 14th July Prices slashed on Oric [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 28 - 14-20 July 1983
 14th July Julian becomes the video king [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 28 - 14-20 July 1983
 15th July Sega SG-1000 Console Launches
 15th July The famicom is released in Japan
 28th July CBS agrees to tie-up with Qulcksiiva [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 30 - 28 July - 3 August 1983
 28th July US printer comes over [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 30 - 28 July - 3 August 1983
 28th July Money Snake [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 30 - 28 July - 3 August 1983
 11th August Dragon Disc Drives Delayed [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 32 - 11-17 August 1983
 11th August Chess Wizard Behind New Micro [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 32 - 11-17 August 1983
 11th August Sierra buys world rights [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 32 - 11-17 August 1983
 11th August Another group - gosh! [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 32 - 11-17 August 1983
 11th August Apple hits the Microprofessor 2 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 32 - 11-17 August 1983
 18th August Phoenix rises from the ashes [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 33 - 18-24 August 1983
 18th August Apocalypse is here [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 33 - 18-24 August 1983
 18th August The Dragon goes Forth [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 33 - 18-24 August 1983
 25th August NewBrain Company Crashes [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August The Mirror Plans a Launch into Software [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August WH Smiths Software via Cable [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August Worlds First for Philips TV [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August Mattel chops costs [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August Eighth ZX Micro Fair [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August Electron Head Start for Smiths [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 25th August Microdrive latest [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 34 - 25-31 August 1983
 1st September Electron Launched at last... [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 35 - 1-7 September 1983
 1st September Electron Challenges elder brother [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 35 - 1-7 September 1983
 1st September For Whom the Bell Tolls [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 35 - 1-7 September 1983
 1st September IBM Peanut to hit Adam [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 35 - 1-7 September 1983
 1st September Commodore steams ahead [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 35 - 1-7 September 1983
 8th September Dragon Data managing director resigns [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 8th September Digital Research puts CP/M on home micros [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 8th September Visions software house launches [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 8th September Grundy looks for a buyer for the NewBrain project [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 8th September Sinclair extends its option to acquire the old DeLorean car factory [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 8th September Virgin Games announce new games and a bus [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 36 - 8-14 September 1983
 13th September Osborne Computer declares bankruptcy
 October 1983 Marconi buys Quest CAE Assets
 6th October Melbourne House New Game [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Dragon Data shows off 64k at PCW Show [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Acorn shares on the market [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Oric is top seller for French [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Norse myth is revealed [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Mike Lunch leaves Mattel [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October Second MTX before first [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 6th October ZX Interface 2 Available by Mail Order [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 40 - 6-12 October 1983 Vol 2 No 40
 27th October No New Texas Machine [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October Soccer on Commodore 64 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October Tradecom buys NewBrain [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October New software for microdrive [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October MP for Computing Industry [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October Seiko Releases Music Keyboard Interface [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 27th October IBM Profits Up [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 43 - 27 October-2 November 1983
 10th November Microsoft Introduces Windows
 22nd December Spiderman to star in new adventure [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 51 - 22 December 1983 - 4 January 1984
 22nd December This is the age of the robot [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 51 - 22 December 1983 - 4 January 1984
 22nd December ITV says 'No' to micro [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 51 - 22 December 1983 - 4 January 1984
 22nd December New Releases - Holiday Town [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 51 - 22 December 1983 - 4 January 1984
 22nd December Top 10 [News Article] - Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 51 - 22 December 1983 - 4 January 1984

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