What Happened on April 23, 1983

Historical Events

  • 28th Eurovision Song Contest: Corinne Hermes for Luxembourg wins singing "Si la vie est cadeau" in Munich
  • David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniela Hantuchov√°, Slovakian tennis player, born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  • Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Robot Monster), dies at 78
1983 Highlights

About April 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 12 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