What Happened in June 1983

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • Jun 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • Jun 5 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win
  • Jun 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 6 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
  • Jun 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
  • Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • Jun 6 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Jun 6 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 8 "Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 8 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
  • Jun 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 9 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • Jun 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • Jun 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • Jun 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • Jun 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
  • Jun 11 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 13 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system
  • Jun 14 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
  • Jun 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 16 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • Jun 18 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jun 18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
  • Jun 19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Jun 20 NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
  • Jun 20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • Jun 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jun 22 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
  • Jun 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • Jun 23 US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
  • Jun 23 Solidarity leader Lech Walesa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
  • Jun 24 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
  • Jun 25 India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 26 "Loving" premieres on TV
  • Jun 26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 26 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • Jun 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • Jun 27 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 28 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
  • Jun 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A
  • Jun 29 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Jake Silbermann, American actor
  • Jun 2 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • Jun 2 Brooke White, American singer
  • Jun 4 Emmanuel EbouĂ©, Ivorian footballer
  • Jun 5 Bill Bray, American baseball player
  • Jun 5 Marques Colston, American football player
  • Jun 6 Gemma Bissix, British actress
  • Jun 7 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
  • Jun 8 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
  • Jun 8 Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Leelee Sobieski, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising), born in New York City

  • Jun 11 JosĂ© Reyes, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
  • Jun 12 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread)
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
  • Jun 13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 John Stocco, American football player
  • Jun 14 Louis Garrel, French actor
  • Jun 15 Derek Anderson, American football player
  • Jun 15 Julia Fischer, German violinist
  • Jun 15 Laura Imbruglia, Australian musician
  • Jun 16 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • Jun 17 Connie Fisher, English stage actress
  • Jun 17 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
  • Jun 17 Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player
  • Jun 20 Darren Sproles, American football player
  • Jun 20 Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
  • Jun 20 Josh Childress, American basketball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • Jun 23 Jason Berrent, American performer
  • Jun 23 Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 24 John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
  • Jun 25 Todd Cooper, British swimmer
  • Jun 27 Alsou, Russian singer
  • Jun 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
  • Jun 27 Evan Taubenfeld, American musician
  • Jun 28 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and singer
  • Jun 29 Aundrea Fimbres, American singer
  • Jun 30 Brendon James, British drummer (Thirteen Senses)
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • Jun 30 Patrick Wolf, British musician
  • Jun 30 Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 2 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • Jun 3 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 7 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
  • Jun 21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77