On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 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

  • Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike

Famous Birthdays

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

About August 7, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo