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Historical Events In 1983

Monday, 17 May 2021

Aug 28   In the year 1983 israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation  

Aug 28   Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour  

Aug 29   On this day in history simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61  

Aug 30   In the year 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)  

Aug 30   Guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger in the year 1983.  

Aug 30   On this day in history guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space  

Sep 01   A Soviet fighter plane downs a KAL Boeing 747 jumbo jet that veered 100 miles into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people aboard on this day in history.  

Sep 01   Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71 in the year 1983.  

Sep 01   Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia &is shot down by a Soviet jet in the year 1983.  

Sep 02   On this day in history yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israelli PM  

Sep 04   In the year 1983 greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship  

Sep 04   Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph) on this day in history.  

Sep 05   8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB in the year 1983.  

Sep 06   On this day in history uSSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2  

Sep 07   On this day in history drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)  

Sep 07   Hans Munch, composer, dies at 90 in the year 1983.  

Sep 08   Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies in the year 1983.  

Sep 08   NASA launches RCA-6 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   In the year 1983 challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas  

Sep 09   Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (the Coco2) in the year 1983.  

Sep 09   On this day in history vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat the 100th ranked male tennis player  

Sep 10   Balthasar J "John" Vorster, S African premier (1966-78), dies at 67 in the year 1983.  

Sep 10   In the year 1983 john Vorster, former prime minister of South Africa, dies in Cape Town at age 67.  

Sep 12   Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million in the year 1983.  

Sep 12   USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane on this day in history.  

Sep 13   In the year 1983 uS mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)  

Sep 14   US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner in the year 1983.  

Sep 15   On this day in history leRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88  

Sep 16   In the year 1983 arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen  

Sep 17   Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Sep 17   On this day in history vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America  

Sep 18   George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere in the year 1983.  

Sep 19   On this day in history st Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1983

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 28   Roger Johnson, English footballer was born in the year 1983.  

Apr 30   Tatjana H├╝fner, German luger was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 1983 birth of troy Williamson, American football player  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of yamini, Tamil Singer  

May 22   On this day in history birth of john Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer  

Jun 07   Mark Lowe, American baseball player was born in the year 1983.  

Jun 14   In the year 1983 birth of john Stocco, American football player  

Jun 14   On this day in history birth of louis Garrel, French actor  

Famous Deaths In 1983

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66  

Jan 07   August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79 in the year 1983.  

Jan 08   Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79 in the year 1983.  

Jan 12   In the year 1983 death of rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)  

Jan 13   Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74 in the year 1983.  

Jan 15   Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80 in the year 1983.  

Jan 17   In the year 1983 death of doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71  

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