On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1983

Historical Events

  • NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)

Historic Event

US President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • James McFadden, Scottish footballer, born in Springburn, Glasgow
  • Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • William Obeng, American football offensive lineman, born in Accra, Ghana

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, dies at 76
  • Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64

Pete Farndon

Pete Farndon, English rock bassist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), drowns in his bathtub after a drug overdose at 30

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer (Les Pr├ędictions) and pedagogue, dies at 42
1983 Highlights

About April 14, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries