Today in History for August 1983

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 59 of 59

1st - New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
2nd - STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
2nd - US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination
3rd - John Sain of South Bend, Ind, builds 3.91 m house of cards
3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
4th - Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
4th - France performs nuclear test
4th - Revolution in Burkina Faso
4th - While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
4th - 16th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
6th - Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
6th - Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
6th - Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa
7th - "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
7th - 1st World Track & Field Championships
7th - 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
7th - Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
7th - Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
7th - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
7th - Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike
7th - 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland
8th - Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt deposed as president of Guatemela
8th - Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
8th - Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis 8th - 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
10th - 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
12th - General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
14th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
14th - Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03
14th - 1st World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
15th - Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
17th - -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
18th - Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
18th - Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
18th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
18th - Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 19th - LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
19th - Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
20th - The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca
21st - "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
21st - 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
21st - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
24th - Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
25th - Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
25th - US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
26th - Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
27th - Haiti adopts constitution
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 27th - US performs nuclear test
28th - "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
28th - Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park
28th - Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation
28th - Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
28th - Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
30th - 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
30th - Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
30th - WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Phila
30th - Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
31st - Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
31st - 40th Venice Film Festival: "First Name: Carmen" directed by Jean-Luc Godard wins Golden Lion

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 51 of 51

2nd - Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
3rd - Mamie Gummer, American actress '
5th - Dawn Richard, American singer (Danity Kane)
6th - Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
7th - Tina O'Brien, British actress
8th - Guy Burnet, British actor
9th - Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)
9th - Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
10th - Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
10th - Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
11th - Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor (Thor, Avengers), born in Melbourne, Victoria
12th - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
13th - Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
13th - Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
13th - Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born actor
14th - Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian/British tennis player
14th - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
14th - Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player
16th - Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ
16th - Colt Brennan, NFL Quarterback, Washington Redskins
16th - Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
17th - Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
18th - Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer
18th - Michael Montgomery, American football player
18th - Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician
18th - Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer/hip-hop artist
19th - Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
19th - John McCargo, American football player
19th - Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer
19th - Mike Conway, British racing driver
21st - Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider
21st - Chantelle Houghton, British TV personality
21st - Brody Jenner, American actor
21st - Scott McDonald, Australian footballer
22nd - Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
22nd - Laura Breckenridge, American actress
23rd - Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player
24th - Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player
24th - Christopher Parker, British actor
25th - James Righton, English musician (Klaxons)
25th - James Rossiter, British racing driver
25th - Janet Chow, Canadian/Chinese beauty pageant contestant
26th - Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
27th - Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
28th - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
28th - Alfonso Herrera, Actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD
29th - Jennifer Landon, actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California
30th - Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
30th - Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative
30th - Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer (d. 2007)
31st - Larry Fitzgerald, American football player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Film Director Philippe de BrocaFilm Director Philippe de Broca (6th) 6th - Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France
16th - musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 18 of 18

1st - Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
3rd - Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer
5th - Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66
6th - Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
12th - Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
15th - Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
15th - Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88
16th - Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)
17th - Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86
18th - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
20th - Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15
21st - Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
24th - Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
24th - Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
26th - Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer
28th - Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
29th - Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
29th - William Goyen, writer, dies at 68

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