On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1983

Historical Events

  • 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work win
  • The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri
  • USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker to a then massive 3 year, $5 million deal

Famous Birthdays

  • Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Emily Blunt, English-American actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Mido, Egyptian footballer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player, born in Padua, Italiy
1983 Highlights

About February 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces