What Happened on December 15, 1983

Historical Events

  • Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrawn
  • MLB suspends 3 Kansas City Royals players - Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens, and Jerry Martin - due to cocaine usage
  • Space shuttle Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Fraser (Ligertwood), New Zealand singer-songwriter ("Something in the Water"), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Camilla Luddington, British-American actress (Grey's Anatomy - "Dr. Jo Wilson"), born in Ascot, England
  • René Duprée [Goguen], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Moncton, New Brunswick

Ronnie Radke (39 years old)

American punk-metal singer (Escape The Fate; Falling In Reverse), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player (World C'ship gold 2009; Olympic silver, 2004, 08, 12), born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China
Born in 1983

Famous Weddings

Roald Dahl

British author Roald Dahl (67) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy McLin, American jazz banjo player, and guitarist (James P. Johnson; Willie "The Lion" Smith; The Ink Spots), dies at 75
  • “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), dies at 70

About December 15, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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