1983 was a year in the 20th century.
- Sunday, May 22: Doc Brown was committed and sent to the County Asylum. (1985A timeline)
- Sunday, May 22: Doc Brown was commended in a ceremony for his work. (1985B timeline)
- Monday, February 14: Michael Jackson releases "Beat It,"
- Thursday, June 16: Microsoft announces the MSX computer standard.
- Thursday, September 15: Huey Lewis and The News release Sports.