On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1983

Historical Events

  • Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

Sports History

LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

Famous Birthdays

  • John McCargo, American football player, born in Drakes Branch, Virginia
  • Mike Conway, British auto racer (FIA World Endurance C'ship 2019-20; British Formula 3 C'ship 2006), born in London, England
  • Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • [Melissa] Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter (Scar; The Sound Of White), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), dies at 73
1983 Highlights

About August 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo