What Happened on March 27, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

Famous Deaths

  • James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
  • Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, dies at 76