Events in year of 1983

  • 01-01Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
  • 01-01PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • 01-01World Communications Year begins
  • 01-02"Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
  • 01-02"Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 performances
  • 01-02Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • 01-02Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • 01-02Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • 01-03Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs. Minnesota
  • 01-04US Football League holds its 1st player draft
  • 01-07Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
  • 01-07Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
  • 01-09British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
  • 01-10New York Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • 01-11Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 01-12Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-12NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
  • 01-15Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
  • 01-15Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs. India
  • 01-15Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
  • 01-1710th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
  • 01-17Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes Governor for record 4th time
  • 01-17Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
  • 01-19Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
  • 01-21Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
  • 01-21Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
  • 01-22Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96
  • 01-23"A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC
  • 01-23Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
  • 01-23Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000

People born in year of 1983

  • 05-14Amber Tamblyn: Santa Monica, California -- Actress (Emily Bowen- General Hospital)
  • 05-29Richard Jackson: Redlands, California -- Actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
  • 11-14C E Gadda: Writer
  • 12-30Rachel & Ross Trudeau: Twins of Jane Pauley and Gerry Trudeau

People died in year of 1983

  • 01-02Bernard George Stevens: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-02Dick Emery: Actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • 01-02Harriet Parsons: Producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • 01-07August Cool: Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • 01-08Gale Page: Actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • 01-08Lois Wilson: Actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • 01-11Nikolaj V Podgorny: President USSR, dies at 79
  • 01-13Arthur Space: Actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 01-13D Mack Reynolds: US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed)
  • 01-13John McHugh: Actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 01-15Meyer Lansky: Reputed mobster, dies at 80 in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 01-15Shepperd Strudwick: Actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • 01-17Doodles Weaver: Actor / comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • 01-27Louis De Funes: Actor / writer (Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 01-30[Dallas] Mack / McCord Reynolds: Sci-fi Author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • 01-30Joan Valerie: Actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • 02-01Tullio Campagnolo: Italian bicycle manufacturer
  • 02-02Roy Horb: Suriname sergeant / putschist, commits suicide
  • 02-02Sam Chatman: Elder Statesman of the blues
  • 02-04Jim Ameche: Actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • 02-04Karen Carpenter: Rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • 02-04Reginald Denham: Director / writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • 02-05Derk Roemers: Dutch union leader / politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • 02-10Eduard Franz: Actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • 02-12Eubie Blake: Ragtime-composer / pianist (Memories of You), dies at 100
  • 02-13Marian Nixon: Actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • 02-20James G Richardson: (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • 02-20Ray Vitte: Actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • 02-22Christina E "Christine" Auwen: Singer / Wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • 02-22Romain Maes: Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70

Events in year of 1984

  • 01-01Brunei becomes independent of the UK
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
  • 01-02Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 01-02Riot in Tunis kills over 100
  • 01-03Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
  • 01-04"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-04Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • 01-05Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
  • 01-06Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
  • 01-08NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • 01-08Washington Capitals Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
  • 01-09Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 01-09EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
  • 01-09John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
  • 01-10Argentine ex-President / general Bignone arrested
  • 01-10Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
  • 01-10Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-10US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
  • 01-11Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 01-11STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 01-13TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
  • 01-14Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
  • 01-1611th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
  • 01-16Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
  • 01-17Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
  • 01-1880th Islander and 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll and Bossy) 9-1 win
  • 01-19California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
  • 01-19Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • 01-20US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • 01-21US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

People born in year of 1984

  • 02-06Brandon Hammond: Actor (Grgory Hines Show)
  • 03-27Emily Ann Lloyd: Actress (Sarah Kramer-Something So Right)
  • 03-27J P Steur: Actor (Grace Under Fire)
  • 04-10Zoe: Melbourne, Victoria -- 1st frozen-embryo child
  • 04-21Ashley Peldon: Staten Island, New York -- Actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived)
  • 06-19Emil Coleman: Orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)
  • 07-19Holly Roffey: England, United Kingdom -- Youngest heart transplant
  • 09-15Henry Charles Albert David: Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession

People died in year of 1984

  • 01-09Wolfgang Staudte: German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • 01-10Suvanna Phuma: Premier of Laos, dies at 82
  • 01-11Fritz Geissler: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-11Jack La Rue: TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
  • 01-14Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus: Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • 01-14Paul Ben Haim: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-14Ray Kroc: Founder of MacDonalds / owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
  • 01-18Malcolm H Kerr: 9th President of American University of Beirut, shot dead
  • 01-20Johnny Weissmuller: US swimmer (1924, 28 Olympics - 5 Gold Medals), dies at 79
  • 01-21Jackie Wilson: US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
  • 01-23Samuel Gardner: Composer, dies at 92
  • 01-27Lou Crosby: TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 01-28John Macvane: Newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 01-29Frances Goodrich: (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
  • 02-03Anne Townsend: Lacrosse / tennis / field hockey star
  • 02-03Ravindara Mhatrem: Indian diplomat, killed in England
  • 02-07Brooks West: Actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • 02-09Balasaraswathi: Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
  • 02-09Yuri Andropov: General Secretary of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69
  • 02-12Julio Cort zar: Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • 02-15Avon Long: Dancer / actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
  • 02-15Ethel Merman: Singer / actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • 02-15Leamon Hunt: US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
  • 02-16Ken Williams: TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • 02-17Lucille Benson: Actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
  • 02-19Ina Ray Hutton: Orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
  • 02-20Fikret Dzhamil Amirov: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-21Michail A Sholochov: Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965)
  • 02-22David: Spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
  • 02-24Uwe Johnson: Writer, dies at 59