On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1983

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
  • Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Keith Swain (Danny!), American record producer and hip-hop artist, born in Killeen, Texas
  • Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician (Dodgy Holiday), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
1983 Highlights

About August 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo