September 1983 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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
  • 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)
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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
  • Sep 13 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
  • 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 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 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 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 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 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Sep 26 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • 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
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)
  • Sep 19 Matt Wiman, American mixed martial artist
  • Sep 25 Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in History

  • Sep 11 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81