On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Manuel A 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? 36 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo