On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1983

Historical Events

NHL All-Star Game

35th NHL All-Star Game, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 9-3; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers, C

  • Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982

Sports History

Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

  • Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
  • Prize stallion and Derby winner Shergar kidnapped in Ireland, never to be found causing Lloyd's of London to payout $10.6 million insurance
  • Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC
  • Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Verraros, American singer
1983 Highlights

About February 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius