On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
  • KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
  • Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Deis, American bassist (All That Remains), born in Peterborough, New Hampshire
  • Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer (Olympic gold 2004), born in Ruda Śląska, Śląskie, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Leora Dana, American actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • Mary Renault [Challans], British author (King Must Die, Funeral games), dies at 78
  • Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933