On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1983

Historical Events

  • STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter, born in Stockton, California

Famous Deaths

  • James Jamerson, American session bass guitarist (Motown Records' "Funk Brothers"), dies of alcohol-related complications at 47
1983 Highlights

About August 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo