What Happened on April 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 87th Boston Marathon: Greg Meyer of United States 1st man in 2:09:00 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:22:43
  • A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
  • KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"

Novelist Alice Walker
Alice Walker

Famous Birthdays

  • Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
  • Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies