Historical Events In 1983
Friday, 24 September 2021
Aug 28 In the year 1983 israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
Aug 28 On this day in history jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
Aug 28 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour in the year 1983.
Aug 29 Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61 in the year 1983.
Aug 30 On this day in history 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
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 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 in the year 1983.
Sep 01 On this day in history henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
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 In the year 1983 greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
Sep 04 In the year 1983 scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
Sep 05 In the year 1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
Sep 06 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
Sep 08 NASA launches RCA-6 on this day in history.
Sep 09 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas on this day in history.
Sep 09 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (the Coco2) on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history uSSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
Sep 13 On this day in history uS mint strikes first gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
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 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88 on this day in history.
Sep 16 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen in the year 1983.
Sep 17 On this day in history humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
Sep 17 Vanessa Williams of NY became first black Miss America on this day in history.
Sep 18 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere in the year 1983.
Sep 19 On this day in history st Christopher-Nevis gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)