2043 (MMXLIII) will be a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) 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.
Predicted and scheduled events
- In the Twilight Zone episode Quarantine, the protagonist, Matthew Forman, is shown that his civilization was destroyed by a third and final World War in 2043. By 2347, humanity has managed to rebuild civilization without machines or advanced technology.
- 2043 marks the first contact between humans and the Centaurians in the computer game Alien Legacy.
- 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.