On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1983

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

  • Justin Verlander, American baseball player (Houston Astros), born in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

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
1983 Highlights

About February 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby, Come To Me - Patti Austin With James Ingram
  • UK #1 Song: Too Shy - Kajagoogoo