On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower

Famous Deaths

  • "Wild Bill" Moore, American R&B and jazz tenor saxophone player ("We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll": Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy Me"), dies at 65
  • Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
1983 Highlights

About August 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo