On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1983

Historical Events

  • Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium
  • Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar catches fire and sinks northwest of Capetown, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding 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)
1983 Highlights

About August 6, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo