On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1st Athletics World Championships open in Helsinki, Finland
  • Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England