What Happened on April 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st National Coin Week begins
  • Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
  • In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters
  • India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
  • Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sports record brokenNHL Record

NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
  • Stanislav Chistov, Russian hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87
  • Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78