Historical Events In 1983
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Aug 28 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation in the year 1983.
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 In the year 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
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 In the year 1983 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 on this day in history.
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 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israelli PM on this day in history.
Sep 04 On this day in history greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
Sep 04 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph) in the year 1983.
Sep 05 On this day in history 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
Sep 06 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 in the year 1983.
Sep 07 On this day in history drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
Sep 07 In the year 1983 hans Munch, composer, dies at 90
Sep 08 On this day in history antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
Sep 08 On this day in history nASA launches RCA-6
Sep 09 On this day in history 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 On this day in history security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
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 in the year 1983.
Sep 15 On this day in history leRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
Sep 16 In the year 1983 arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67 on this day in history.
Sep 17 Vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America on this day in history.
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.