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
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

Ira GershwinIra Gershwin (1896-1983)

American lyricist ("Embraceable You"; "I Got Rhythm"; "They Can't Take That Away From Me"), dies in Beverly Hills at 86

1983 Highlights

About August 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band