On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

In his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists in 8-1 rout of Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist; averages 2.27 points, 1.42 assists, 0.85 goals per game to start career

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • The Provisional IRA bombs Harrods department store in London, killing six people and injuring 90

Famous Deaths

  • Erik Christensen, NHL player