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1983 HAPPENINGS

MUSIC

50th Annual Bach Festival.  Dr. Thomas Somerville conducting
William Walton dies
Ira Gershwin, American Lyricist and brother of  composer, George Gershwin dies

POLITICS

US President Ronald Regan declares the Soviet Union to be an "evil empire" and proposes a new anti-missile defense system
Despite continued fighting in Lebanon, Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
Shi'ite Muslims destroy US Embassy in Beirut 

POINTS OF INTEREST

After 132 years of unbroken victory, Australia defeats the US in the America's Cup race
David Niven, distinguished British actor, dies
Gloria Swanson, silent movie star, dies

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