Historical Events In 1983
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Feb 10 Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), dies at 80 in the year 1983.
Feb 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP on this day in history.
Feb 11 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm)) in the year 1983.
Feb 12 Eubie Blake, ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 100 on this day in history.
Feb 13 Australia beats New Zealand 2-0 to win World Series Cup in the year 1983.
Feb 13 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78 on this day in history.
Feb 13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds on this day in history.
Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke in the year 1983.
Feb 20 James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident in the year 1983.
Feb 20 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km) in the year 1983.
Feb 21 Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds on this day in history.
Feb 21 In the year 1983 nBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
Feb 22 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75 in the year 1983.
Feb 22 On this day in history harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
Feb 22 In the year 1983 hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
Feb 23 25th Grammy Awards Rosanna, Toto IV, Men at Work win on this day in history.
Feb 23 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history uSFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 million)
Feb 24 On this day in history a U.S. congressional report condemns the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Feb 24 Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for first time in the year 1983.
Feb 24 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Feb 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test in the year 1983.
Feb 25 In the year 1983 john Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84
Feb 26 On this day in history michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks
Feb 27 Eamonn Coghlan sets indoor mile record of 3 49.78 in the year 1983.
Feb 27 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament on this day in history.
Feb 28 On this day in history final TV episode of "MASH" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
Feb 28 On this day in history statistics Canada reports Canadian Gross National Product fell 4.8% in 1982; sharpest decline since 1933
Mar 01 In the year 1983 tamara McKinney becomes first US woman skier to win the World Cup
Mar 01 On this day in history tornado tears through Louisiana, injuring 33 people
Mar 02 Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips &Sony introduced in the year 1983.
Mar 02 Final episode of MASH; 125,000,000 viewers in the year 1983.
Mar 02 On this day in history uSSR performs underground nuclear test
Mar 03 In the year 1983 arthur Koestler, Hung/Brit writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77