On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Yeun, Korean American actor (The Walking Dead), born in Seoul, South Korea

Famous Weddings

  • M*A*S*H actress Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

Famous Deaths

  • Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73