June 1983 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • Jun 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
  • Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Jun 8 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
  • Jun 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 9 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • Jun 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • Jun 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
  • Jun 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • Jun 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • Jun 11 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • Jun 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 13 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system
  • Jun 14 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
  • Jun 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 16 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jun 18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
  • Jun 20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • Jun 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • Jun 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • Jun 23 US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 23 Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 24 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jun 26 "Loving" premieres on TV
  • Jun 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • Jun 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • Jun 27 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 28 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
  • Jun 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A
  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • Jun 23 Jason Berrent, American performer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
  • Jun 21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77