On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1983

Historical Events

Football Awards

Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini claims first of 3 trophies for Europe's best football player ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen

Historic Event

Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)

  • Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo

Famous Birthdays

  • Cole Hamels, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Scott, American singer (Bob Kuban), murdered at 40
1983 Highlights

About December 27, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Canada), Christmas Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn