On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 bass guitarist for Motown Records, dies of alcohol-related complications at 47