On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


BeatificationPapal Visit

1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 2nd career Grand Slam title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Famous Birthdays

  • Yoh Miyamori, Japanese musician (Orange Range), born in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82