What Happened on December 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Sport awardTennis Open

72nd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

72nd Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Kathy Jordan (6-2, 7-6)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples

Famous Birthdays

  • Yoh Miyamori, Japanese musician (Orange Range)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82