On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota North Stars 6-0
  • US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Bartel, Australian Rules Football utility and broadcaster (Brownlow Medal 2007; Norm Smith Medal 2011 AFL Premiership 2007, 09, 11, Geelong FC), born in Geelong, Australia
  • Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Drake, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Oklahoma 1938-55, 200-181), dies at 77
  • Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
1983 Highlights

About December 4, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius