What Happened on December 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Liu Song, Chinese snooker player
  • Neel Jani, Swiss racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64