On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Manuel Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
  • Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1983 Highlights

About August 12, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo