On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1983

Historical Events

  • The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAndrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield, British American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Los Angeles, California


Famous Deaths

  • Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15
1983 Highlights

About August 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo