On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1983

Historical Events

  • 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
  • ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
  • LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
1983 Highlights

About December 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius