On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1983

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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? 37 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo