On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1983

Historical Events

  • 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
  • Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
  • Philadelphia TV station WKBS-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting after surrendering its license to the FCC, the first do so in at least 10 years. Parent company Field Enterprises Inc. was unable to find a buyer. [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer, born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina (d. 2007)
  • Jonne Aaron [Liimatainen], Finnish rock vocalist, and songwriter (Negative), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor, born in Toshima, Tokyo
1983 Highlights

About August 30, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo