On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Griffiths, English TV presenter and DJ, born in Kent, United Kingdom
  • Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Famous Weddings

Carrie Fisher

American singer-songwriter Paul Simon (41) weds American actress and writer Carrie Fisher (26); divorce 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 81
1983 Highlights

About August 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo