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

LoveWedding of Interest

Musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

Actress Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher

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? 37 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo