What Happened on August 12, 1983

Historical Events

Historic Event

General Manuel Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

  • (Henry) Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
1983 Highlights

About August 12, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band