What Happened in June 1983

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th 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
  • 6th 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
  • 6th Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
  • 6th Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

6th 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

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

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

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

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

12th 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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16th Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 16th Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
  • 16th USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17th 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
  • 18th "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

18th 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20th 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
  • 20th NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
  • 20th Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • 21st Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

21st Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

21st Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information from the agency, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

29th Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Famous Deaths

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