On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1983

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins 8th career Grand Slam singles event; beats Kathy Jordan of the US 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Wałęsa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president

Famous Birthdays

  • Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer
  • Katrin Siska, Estonian singer
  • Patrick Flueger, American actor
  • Zé Kalanga, Angolan footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
1983 Highlights

About December 10, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius