What Happened on August 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)

BattleCoup d'état

Military coup in Guatemala, Dictator and former General Efraín Rios Montt flees

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy Burnet, British actor