1983 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 443

  • 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
  • Jul 1 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
  • Jul 3 Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
  • Jul 3 Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
  • Jul 5 France invades Algeria
  • Jul 5 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)
  • Jul 6 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
  • Jul 6 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
  • Jul 7 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR
  • Jul 12 Chad government troops reconquer Abéché
  • Jul 13 The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa
  • Jul 14 Crane (Rep-R-Il) & Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
  • Jul 15 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
  • Jul 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
  • Jul 16 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
  • Jul 16 Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
  • Jul 17 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)
  • Jul 18 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
  • Jul 19 The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.
  • Jul 20 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • Jul 21 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
  • Jul 21 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • Jul 22 -128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
  • Jul 22 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • Jul 22 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
  • Jul 22 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
  • Jul 23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
  • Jul 24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • Jul 25 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
  • Jul 25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • Jul 26 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
  • Jul 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
  • Jul 26 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
  • Jul 26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • Jul 27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 28 NASA launches Telstar-3A
  • Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Jul 30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif
  • Jul 31 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, & W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 Dutch July avg temp is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852
  • Aug 2 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Aug 2 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination
  • Aug 3 John Sain of South Bend, Ind, builds 3.91 m house of cards
  • Aug 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
  • Aug 4 France performs nuclear test
  • Aug 4 Revolution in Burkina Faso
  • Aug 4 NY Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull while warming up before the 5th inning
  • Aug 6 Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
  • Aug 6 Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 7 1st World Track & Field Championships
  • Aug 7 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Aug 7 Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike
  • Aug 8 Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt deposed as president of Guatemela
  • Aug 8 Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
  • Aug 8 Military coup in Guatemala, President Rios Montt flees

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Aug 12 General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Aug 17 -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
  • Aug 18 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
  • Aug 18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Aug 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 18 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • Aug 20 The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca
  • Aug 21 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
  • Aug 25 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • Aug 26 Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
  • Aug 27 Haiti adopts constitution
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test
  • Aug 28 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Aug 28 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
  • Aug 30 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
  • Aug 30 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
  • Aug 30 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
  • Aug 31 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
  • 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

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