What Happened on August 7, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland
  • 1st World Track & Field Championships
  • 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
  • Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Tina O'Brien, British actress