On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1983

Historical Events

  • -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Woodland, California

Famous Deaths

Ira Gershwin

Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ("Embraceable You"; "Someone To Watch Over Me"; "I Got Rhythm"), dies in Beverly Hills at 86

Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
1983 Highlights

About August 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo