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Historical Events In 1983

Thursday, 01 October 2020

Aug 28   On this day in history israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation  

Aug 28   In the year 1983 jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66  

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

Aug 29   Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1983 a Soviet fighter plane downs a KAL Boeing 747 jumbo jet that veered 100 miles into Soviet airspace, killing all 269 people aboard.  

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

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   Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship on this day in history.  

Sep 04   On this day in history scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)  

Sep 05   8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB on this day in history.  

Sep 06   USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 in the year 1983.  

Sep 07   Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s) in the year 1983.  

Sep 07   Hans Munch, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 08   NASA launches RCA-6 in the year 1983.  

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

Sep 09   In the year 1983 radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (the Coco2)  

Sep 09   Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat the 100th ranked male tennis player in the year 1983.  

Sep 10   Balthasar J "John" Vorster, S African premier (1966-78), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 12   On this day in history uSSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane  

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

Sep 14   US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner on this day in history.  

Sep 15   LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88 in the year 1983.  

Sep 16   Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen on this day in history.  

Sep 17   On this day in history humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67  

Sep 17   In the year 1983 vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America  

Sep 18   On this day in history george Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere  

Sep 19   St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) in the year 1983.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1983

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 28   Roger Johnson, English footballer was born on this day in history.  

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

Apr 30   Troy Williamson, American football player was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   In the year 1983 birth of yamini, Tamil Singer  

May 22   In the year 1983 birth of john Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer  

Jun 07   On this day in history birth of mark Lowe, American baseball player  

Jun 14   On this day in history birth of john Stocco, American football player  

Jun 14   Louis Garrel, French actor was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944) died on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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