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This article is about the year 2043.
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 calendar 2043
Ab urbe condita 2796
Armenian calendar 1492
Assyrian calendar 6793
Bahá'í calendar 199–200
Bengali calendar 1450
Berber calendar 2993
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2587
Burmese calendar 1405
Byzantine calendar 7551–7552
Chinese calendar 壬戌(Water Dog)
4739 or 4679
    — to —
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
4740 or 4680
Coptic calendar 1759–1760
Discordian calendar 3209
Ethiopian calendar 2035–2036
Hebrew calendar 5803–5804
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2099–2100
 - Shaka Samvat 1965–1966
 - Kali Yuga 5144–5145
Holocene calendar 12043
Igbo calendar 1043–1044
Iranian calendar 1421–1422
Islamic calendar 1465–1466
Japanese calendar Heisei 55
Juche calendar 132
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4376
Minguo calendar ROC 132
Thai solar calendar 2586
Unix time 2303683200–2335219199

2043 (MMXLIII) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter D), 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.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

In fiction[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Mahbubani, Kishore (2008-02-19). "Ringing in the Asian century". Los Angeles Times.