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Time Change 1983 in the United States

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Country: United States
Long Name: United States of America
Abbreviations: US, USA
Capital: Washington DC
Time Zones: 7 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 12 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +1

Apr 24

Forward 1 hour

Apr 24, 1983 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 24, 1983, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 24, 1983, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 24, 1983 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 1983 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 1983, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 1983, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 1983 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 2021

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 1983
(51 in total, 48 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 2 with parts on DST)

AlabamaApr 24 - Oct 30KansasApr 24 - Oct 30North DakotaApr 24 - Oct 30
AlaskaApr 24 - Oct 30KentuckyApr 24 - Oct 30OhioApr 24 - Oct 30
Arizona (northeast)Apr 24 - Oct 30LouisianaApr 24 - Oct 30OklahomaApr 24 - Oct 30
ArizonaNo DSTMaineApr 24 - Oct 30OregonApr 24 - Oct 30
ArkansasApr 24 - Oct 30MarylandApr 24 - Oct 30PennsylvaniaApr 24 - Oct 30
CaliforniaApr 24 - Oct 30MassachusettsApr 24 - Oct 30Rhode IslandApr 24 - Oct 30
ColoradoApr 24 - Oct 30MichiganApr 24 - Oct 30South CarolinaApr 24 - Oct 30
ConnecticutApr 24 - Oct 30MinnesotaApr 24 - Oct 30South DakotaApr 24 - Oct 30
DelawareApr 24 - Oct 30MississippiApr 24 - Oct 30TennesseeApr 24 - Oct 30
District of ColumbiaApr 24 - Oct 30MissouriApr 24 - Oct 30TexasApr 24 - Oct 30
FloridaApr 24 - Oct 30MontanaApr 24 - Oct 30UtahApr 24 - Oct 30
GeorgiaApr 24 - Oct 30NebraskaApr 24 - Oct 30VermontApr 24 - Oct 30
HawaiiNo DSTNevadaApr 24 - Oct 30VirginiaApr 24 - Oct 30
IdahoApr 24 - Oct 30New HampshireApr 24 - Oct 30WashingtonApr 24 - Oct 30
IllinoisApr 24 - Oct 30New JerseyApr 24 - Oct 30West VirginiaApr 24 - Oct 30
IndianaNo DSTNew MexicoApr 24 - Oct 30WisconsinApr 24 - Oct 30
Indiana (north, northwest)Apr 24 - Oct 30New YorkApr 24 - Oct 30WyomingApr 24 - Oct 30
IowaApr 24 - Oct 30North CarolinaApr 24 - Oct 30

DST in Other Locations in USA in 1983 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.