October 19, 1983 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Deaths in History

  • Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup