Historical Events In 1983
Tuesday, 05 July 2022
Aug 28 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on this day in history.
Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 in the year 1983.
Aug 28 In the year 1983 joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
Aug 29 In the year 1983 simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
Aug 30 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days) on this day in history.
Aug 30 In the year 1983 guion S. Bluford Jr, the first African-American astronaut, blasts off as a crewmember aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
Aug 30 Guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space on this day in history.
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 On this day in history henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
Sep 01 On this day in history korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia &is shot down by a Soviet jet
Sep 02 On this day in history yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israelli PM
Sep 04 On this day in history greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
Sep 04 In the year 1983 scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
Sep 05 In the year 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
Sep 06 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 on this day in history.
Sep 07 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s) in the year 1983.
Sep 07 In the year 1983 hans Munch, composer, dies at 90
Sep 08 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies on this day in history.
Sep 08 In the year 1983 nASA launches RCA-6
Sep 09 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas in the year 1983.
Sep 09 In the year 1983 radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (the Coco2)
Sep 09 In the year 1983 vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat the 100th ranked male tennis player
Sep 10 In the year 1983 balthasar J "John" Vorster, S African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
Sep 10 John Vorster, former prime minister of South Africa, dies in Cape Town at age 67 on this day in history.
Sep 12 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million on this day in history.
Sep 12 USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane on this day in history.
Sep 13 On this day in history 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 In the year 1983 leRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
Sep 16 In the year 1983 arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
Sep 17 In the year 1983 humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
Sep 17 Vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America on this day in history.
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)