What Happened on December 8, 1983

Historical Events

  • 9th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 6 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center

Famous Birthdays

  • Liu Song, Chinese snooker player, born in Beijing, China
  • Neel Jani, Swiss racing driver, born in Rorschach, Switzerland
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

Keith HolyoakeKeith Holyoake (1904-1983)

26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), dies of a stroke at 79

  • Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove; Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64

About December 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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