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

Philippe de Broca

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

Famous Deaths

  • Klaus Nomi [Sperber], German new wave singer, and performance artist, dies of AIDS at 39
1983 Highlights

About August 6, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo