On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience
  • Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
  • Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Justin Verlander, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz K√∂berle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33