Historical Events In 1983
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Aug 28 In the year 1983 israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
Aug 28 In the year 1983 jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
Aug 28 In the year 1983 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 in the year 1983.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 30 Guy Bluford becomes the first black American in space in the year 1983.
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 Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia &is shot down by a Soviet jet on this day in history.
Sep 02 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israelli PM on this day in history.
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 In the year 1983 uSSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
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 On this day in history nASA launches RCA-6
Sep 09 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 10 On this day in history 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 In the year 1983 uSSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
Sep 13 In the year 1983 uS mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
Sep 14 On this day in history uS House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
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 In the year 1983 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 St Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day) on this day in history.