On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawn Richard, American pop, and R&B singer (Danity Kane), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Bart [Bartholomeus Jan] Bok, Dutch-American astronomer (Milky Way), dies at 77
  • Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
1983 Highlights

About August 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo