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US Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on it's maiden flight

Microsoft Word is first released

The ARPANET officially changes to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.

In 1983:

1983 The Mobile Phone

Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Advanced
Mobile Phone System - the mobile
phone as
of 1983


Inventions in 1983

40th President: Ronald Reagan
January 20th 1981 - January 20th 1989

Photo: IFCAR

Photo: Motorola

The average house cost $75,300
Equivalent today: $165,420

The average car cost $8,500
Equivalent today: $18,673

The average wage was $15,239
Equivalent today: $33,477

1983 Apple Lisa

Apple Inc. releases the Apple Lisa personal computer.

Cost: $9,995

1983 Mercury Grand Marquis