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
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Eyck, Dutch painter and sculptor (Limburg School), dies at 85
  • James Jamerson, American session bass guitarist (Motown Records' "Funk Brothers"), dies of alcohol-related complications at 47

About August 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 24 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: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young