What Happened on August 1, 1983

Historical Events

Cricket History

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

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? 39 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young