February 8, 1983 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • A prize stallion and Derby winner is kidnapped; a nationwide hunt begins the following day
  • Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982
  • Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
  • Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
  • Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC