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2043 (MMXLIII) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2043rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 43rd year of the 3rd millennium, the 43rd year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2040s decade.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 2010s  2020s  2030s  – 2040s –  2050s  2060s  2070s
Years: 2040 2041 204220432044 2045 2046
2043 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar2043
Ab urbe condita2796
Armenian calendar1492
Assyrian calendar6793
Bahá'í calendar199–200
Balinese saka calendar1964–1965
Bengali calendar1450
Berber calendar2993
British Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar2587
Burmese calendar1405
Byzantine calendar7551–7552
Chinese calendar壬戌(Water Dog)
4739 or 4679
    — to —
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
4740 or 4680
Coptic calendar1759–1760
Discordian calendar3209
Ethiopian calendar2035–2036
Hebrew calendar5803–5804
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2099–2100
 - Shaka Samvat1964–1965
 - Kali Yuga5143–5144
Holocene calendar12043
Igbo calendar1043–1044
Iranian calendar1421–1422
Islamic calendar1465–1466
Japanese calendarReiwa 25
Javanese calendar1976–1977
Juche calendar132
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4376
Minguo calendarROC 132
Nanakshahi calendar575
Thai solar calendar2586
Tibetan calendar阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
2169 or 1788 or 1016
    — to —
(female Water-Pig)
2170 or 1789 or 1017
Unix time2303683200 – 2335219199

Predicted and scheduled events

  • 2043 will see the close of 6000 years of human history, according to the count of years in the Hebrew Old Testament. This may be readily computed by placing the construction of Solomon's Temple (1 Kings 6:1) at 966 BC, a widely accepted date based on the work of Edwin Thiele in the mid 20th century. From 966 BC count back 2992 years to the first man, as given in the Old Testament record. (1656 Adam to the Flood, 427 to Abraham, 430 to the Exodus, 479 to 1 Kings 6:1.) This places the first man at 3958 BC. 6000 years forward takes one to 2043 AD.

In fiction

  • 2043 marks the first contact between humans and the Centaurians in the computer game Alien Legacy.
  • According to the Acecombat universe, war breaks out between Neucom Inc. and General Resource Ltd. The Universal Peace Enforcement Organization is sent to settle the conflict. The war lasts until 2044.
  • The video game Rise of the Robots takes place in November.
  • The movie The Postman (1997) concludes.
  • The 2010 movie The Book of Eli is set.