On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1983

Historical Events

  • CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested

Appointment of Interest

Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Westaway, British musician
  • Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
  • Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
  • Will South, Thirteen Senses frontman

Famous Deaths

  • Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
  • Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
1983 Highlights

About February 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius