What Happened on August 5, 1983

Historical Events

  • American rock singer David Crosby sentenced to 5 years in Texas state prison on drug and weapons convictions

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawn Richard, American pop, and R&B singer (Danity Kane), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kara Tointon, English actress (EastEnders), born in Basildon, England
Born in 1983

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? 40 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young