On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1983

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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? 36 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn