What Happened on August 29, 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Landon, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Malibu, California

Famous Weddings

Dan Aykroyd

Canadian-American actor Dan Aykroyd (31) weds American actress Donna Dixon (26); separate in 2022

Famous Deaths

  • Simon Oakland, American actor (Toma, Kolchak), dies at 61
  • William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
1983 Highlights

About August 29, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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