What Happened on August 21, 1983

Historical Events

  • 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
  • Jerry Herman's musical "La Cage aux Folles", based Jean Poiret's French play of the same name, opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 1761 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards

Famous Birthdays

  • Brody Jenner, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Chantelle Houghton, British TV personality, born in Wickford, Essex, England
  • Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50

About August 21, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 13 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: Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band