On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1983

Historical Events

  • A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Howells, British organist, teacher, and composer of Anglican Church music, dies at 90
1983 Highlights

About February 24, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 14 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