What Happened on August 18, 1983

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas

Baseball Record

KC Royals defeat NY Yankees, 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
  • Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
  • Mika [Michael Holbrook Penniman] British-American pop singer (Grace Kelly; Dodgy Holiday), an Italian television personality, born in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Deaths

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

About August 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 18 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