What Happened on April 14, 1983

Historical Events

Music History

EMI America Records releases David Bowie's 15th studio album, "Let's Dance"; co-produced by Bowie and Nile Rodgers, it becomes his biggest commercial success with sales of nearly 11 million units, topping the charts in 9 countries, and introduces guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan to a larger audience

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

Event of Interest

US President Ronald Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

1983 History

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
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

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

Pete FarndonPete Farndon (1952-1983)

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

  • Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer (Les Pr├ędictions) and pedagogue, dies at 42

About April 14, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

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