On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1983

Historical Events

  • El Salvador adopts constitution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrián Varela, Mexican singer, born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • Darren Sammy, St. Lucian West Indies cricketer, born in Micoud Quarter, Saint Lucia

Person of interestJonah Hill

Jonah Hill, American actor (Superbad, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

Actor Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
  • Lara Stone, Dutch model, born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • Lucy Pinder, English model and actress, born in Hampshire, England
1983 Highlights

About December 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius