What Happened on August 7, 1983

Historical Events

  • 1st Athletics World Championships open in Helsinki, Finland

Sports History

Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland

PGA Championship

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

  • Richard Levinson, William Link, Elmer Bernstein. and Don Black's musical "Merlin", starring magician Doug Henning and Chita Rivera, closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC, after 199 performances
  • Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England
Born in 1983

About August 7, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band