What Happened on October 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
  • Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup