On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1983

Historical Events

  • 3 Kansas City Royals (Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens, and Jerry Martin) suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
  • Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
  • Wendy Wasserstein's play "Isn't It Romantic" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, American punk-metal singer (Escape The Fate; Falling In Reverse), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player (World Champion, 2009; Olympic silver, 2004, -08, -12), born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China

Famous Weddings

Roald Dahl

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

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

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
1983 Highlights

About December 15, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius