On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1983

Historical Events

  • 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis
  • Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG

Sports History

Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29

  • US formally notifies UNESCO that it will withdraw from the organization on the Jan 1, 1985, in protest over perceived anti-Western bias, efforts to restrict press freedom and wasteful management methods

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Andrews, American country music singer, born in Wynne, Arkansas
1983 Highlights

About December 29, 1983

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn