On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 (d. 2007)
  • Jonne Aaron, Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative
  • Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor