On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st National Coin Week begins
  • Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
  • In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters
  • India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers

Famous Birthdays

  • Roberto JimĂ©nez, Peruvian football player, born in Piura, Peru
  • Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Mark W Clark, US general (WWII), dies at 87