What Happened on August 6, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar catches fire and sinks northwest of Capetown, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca

Famous Deaths

  • Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)