Historical Events in September 1983

  • Sep 1 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • Sep 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 1 WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY
  • Sep 2 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
  • Sep 4 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • Sep 4 83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 4 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
  • Sep 4 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
  • Sep 5 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • Sep 5 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph

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Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 6 USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
  • Sep 7 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
  • Sep 8 NASA launches RCA-6
  • Sep 9 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • Sep 9 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

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Sep 9 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Sep 10 103rd Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-1, 6-3)
  • Sep 11 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
  • Sep 11 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 12 Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
  • Sep 12 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
  • Sep 12 USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
  • Sep 13 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 13 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • Sep 13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • Sep 14 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • Sep 14 Texan San Jacinto county sheriff James "Humpy" Parker convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture
  • Sep 15 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway

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Sep 15 Israel premier Menachem Begin resigns

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Sep 15 Frances Schreuder is convicted for the first-degree murder of Franklin Bradshaw

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Sep 16 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Sep 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Sep 17 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
  • Sep 17 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
  • Sep 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • Sep 18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • Sep 18 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • Sep 19 David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime #
  • Sep 19 St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK
  • Sep 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 20 Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented
  • Sep 21 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
  • Sep 21 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" premieres in London
  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall, London))
  • Sep 22 NASA launches Galaxy-B
  • Sep 22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • Sep 23 Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
  • Sep 23 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
  • Sep 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • Sep 23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
  • Sep 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • Sep 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • Sep 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 35th Emmy Awards: Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • Sep 25 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • Sep 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Sep 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • Sep 26 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Sep 26 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • Sep 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
  • Sep 26 Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • Sep 27 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years

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Sep 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 28 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 29 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest running Broadway show
  • Sep 29 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
  • Sep 29 Beirut airport reopens

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Sep 29 US Congress authorizes President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Sep 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0