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)