1983 was a year in the 20th century.
- Monday, February 14: Michael Jackson releases "Beat It," which is later heard playing at the Cafe 80s in 2015.
- 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. (Corrected timeline)
- Thursday, September 15: Huey Lewis and The News release Sports . A poster of the album's cover appeared in Marty's room in 1985.