Historical Events In 1983
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Aug 28 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation on this day in history.
Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Aug 28 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour in the year 1983.
Aug 29 On this day in history 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 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 in the year 1983.
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 In the year 1983 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 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph) on this day in history.
Sep 05 On this day in history 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
Sep 06 In the year 1983 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 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.
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 US mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1983 arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67 in the year 1983.
Sep 17 Vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America in the year 1983.
Sep 18 In the year 1983 george Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
Sep 19 On this day in history st Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)