What Happened on August 28, 1983

Historical Events

  • Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park

Historic Event

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation

  • Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour

Musical Finale

Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury, closes at the George Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 41 performances


Famous Birthdays

  • Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor, and pop singer (RBD), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (4 wickets in 4 balls x 2; 4 x ODI, T20 hat tricks; 30 Tests), born in Galle, Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
1983 Highlights

About August 28, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
  • UK #1 Song: Red Red Wine - UB40