What Happened on December 4, 1983

Historical Events

  • David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 241 performances

Musical Finale

Garry Sherman and Peter Udell's musical "Amen Corner", based on James Baldwin's drama "The Amen Corner", closes at Nederlander Theatre after 28 performances

  • NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota North Stars 6-0
  • US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon

Famous Birthdays

  • Chinx [Lionel Pickens], American rapper (Coke Boys), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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

About December 4, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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