What Happened on April 1, 1983

Historical Events

  • Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
  • Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Lanter, American actor (Disaster Movie; 90210; Timeless), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic soccer midfielder (36 caps; Zulte Waregem, Fylkir), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Sean Taylor, American NFL free safety (Pro Bowl 2006, 07; All Pro 2007; Washington Redskins), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2007)
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), dies at 66
  • Marc Vaubourgoin, French composer, conductor, and musicologist, dies at 76

About April 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran