On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1983

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Somack, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist and author (The Good Life), dies at 100
  • Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
1983 Highlights

About August 24, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo