On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1983

Historical Events

  • 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
  • US threatens to leave UNESCO after objecting to its domination by a coalition of third world and Soviet bloc nations
  • Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike He, Taiwanese actor, born in Taiwan, Taiwan

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Wilson, American drummer and singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
  • Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
1983 Highlights

About December 28, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn