On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1983

Historical Events

  • 87th Boston Marathon: American double; Greg Meyer men's champion in 2:09:00; Joan Benoit takes women's race in 2:22:43; her 2nd event title
  • A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
  • KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)

Historic Event

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for the novel "The Color Purple"

Famous Birthdays

  • Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian football player, born in Algiers, Algeria
  • Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Maracay, Venezuela

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Melville, South African cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies at 72
1983 Highlights

About April 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries