What Happened on September 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer
  • Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
  • Xavier Susai, Australian comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)