What Happened on August 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
  • Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer/hip-hop artist
  • Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer
  • Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician
  • Michael Montgomery, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)