What Happened on September 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award
  • Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Peña, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67