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
  • WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer, born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina (d. 2007)
  • Jonne Aaron, Finnish vocalist of the band 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? 37 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo