On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston, 54-52; Wolfpack win with buzzer-beating dunk by Lorenzo Charles off a desperation 30 foot shot from Dereck Whittenburg
  • 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game show host (PlayMania Block), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Ben Gordon, British-American basketball player, born in London
  • Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer (Le Mont), born in Langenthal, Switzerland

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson, American actress (Airport 1975, Sunset Boulevard) and producer, dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • Jacqueline Logan, American actress and silent film leading lady (WAMPAS Baby Star), dies at 78