What Happened on August 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt deposed as president of Guatemela
  • Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
  • Military coup in Guatemala, President Rios Montt flees

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy Burnet, British actor