What Happened on October 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
  • Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut

Famous Birthdays

  • Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • Josh Strickland, American entertainer

Famous Deaths

  • Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80