What Happened on September 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
  • Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)
  • Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer
  • Samantha Hammel, American record producer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Tino Rossi, French singer, dies