On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1983

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, American rock music producer, songwriter, vocalist, and bassist (Mountain - "Mississippi Queen"), shot and killed by his wife, Gail, at 43
  • Mark W Clark, US general (WWII), dies at 87
1983 Highlights

About April 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries