What Happened on July 13, 1983

Historical Events

  • The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Gabrielle Roy, French Canadian author (The Tin Flute, Street of Riches), dies at 73
1983 Highlights

About July 13, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Jane - Rod Stewart