What Happened on April 22, 1983

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
  • Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Jones, American football player
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist & bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), commits suicide at 80

About April 22, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • UK #1 Song: Let's Dance - David Bowie