What Happened on December 21, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
  • NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule

Famous Weddings

  • Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

Famous Deaths

  • Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73