Today in History for May 1983

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - "My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances
1st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
2nd - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
3rd - Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
3rd - Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
3rd - US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
3rd - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
4th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
5th - Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
7th - 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
7th - August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups
7th - Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles win series 4-2
7th - NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
8th - Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
9th - 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, and Sylvia win
Country Singer Willie NelsonCountry Singer Willie Nelson 10th - "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV
10th - Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
10th - Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
11th - "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC
11th - Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
11th - Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
12th - Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
12th - Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
13th - Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
14th - "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
14th - Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
14th - Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
15th - Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 15th - Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
16th - Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
16th - Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
17th - Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty
17th - Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
18th - Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
19th - NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 506
19th - Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Wash DC
19th - 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or
20th - Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
20th - Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title
WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike WeaverWBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver 20th - Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
21st - "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
21st - 108th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
21st - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB, for mating for STS-7 mission
21st - David Bowie's "Let's "Dance" single goes #1
22nd - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
22nd - Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
23rd - Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
24th - Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
24th - Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students
25th - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released
Film Director George LucasFilm Director George Lucas 25th - 1st US National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
25th - Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357
25th - France performs nuclear test
25th - Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
25th - 27th European Cup: Hamburg beats Juventus 1-0 at Athens
26th - 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
26th - Space Shuttle Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
26th - LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
26th - NASA launches Exosat
26th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
27th - Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
28th - "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
29th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 29th - Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
29th - Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)
30th - Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever
30th - AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
31st - 37th NBA Championship: Phila 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 53 of 53

1st - The Human Tornado (Craig Williams), American professional wrestler
2nd - Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
3rd - Joseph Addai, American football player
3rd - Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
3rd - Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
3rd - Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer
4th - Trisha Krishnan, Indian actress
4th - Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
5th - Henry Cavill, English actor
5th - Scott Ware, American footballer
6th - Adrianne Palicki, American actress
8th - Matt Willis, British singer
9th - Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
9th - Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
10th - Gustav Fridolin, Swedish politician
10th - Natalia Zabala, Miss Spain 2007
11th - Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
11th - Matt Leinart, American football player
Actress & Singer Holly ValanceActress & Singer Holly Valance (11th) 11th - Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
12th - Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
13th - Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
13th - Casey Donovan, Australian singer
13th - Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)
13th - Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player
14th - Amber Tamblyn, actress (Emily Bowen-Gen Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
14th - Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
14th - Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
15th - Devin Bronson, American guitarist (Avril Lavigne)
16th - Mince Fratelli, Scottish Drummer (The Fratellis)
16th - Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
16th - Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
17th - Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
17th - Channing Frye, American basketball player
17th - Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
18th - Gary O'Neil, English footballer
18th - Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
18th - Vince Young, American football player
19th - Jessica Fox, British actress
20th - Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
22nd - John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
23rd - Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and film-maker
23rd - Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
23rd - Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)
24th - Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Anglo-Australian videogame creator and critic
25th - Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
27th - Bobby Convey, American soccer player
28th - Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
28th - Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
29th - Richard Jackson, Redlands California, actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell)
29th - Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist
31st - Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
31st - Reggie Yates, English television presenter
31st - David Hernandez, American singer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1st - V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
2nd - Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies
2nd - Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (b. 1926)
3rd - Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
4th - Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72
5th - John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
5th - Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (b. 1901)
6th - Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922)
7th - Peter Edel, writer, dies
10th - John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
11th - Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
14th - Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/pres of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
14th - Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
16th - Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52
19th - Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
21st - Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
21st - Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903)
23rd - Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
25th - Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
25th - Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
25th - Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
27th - Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67
28th - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
29th - Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
30th - Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack DempseyHeavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey (31st) 31st - Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

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