What Happened on July 14, 1983

Historical Events

  • Mario Bros. is first released by Nintendo in Japan as an arcade game about an Italian-American plumber
  • US politicians Dan Crane (Rep-R-Il) and Gerry Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages

Famous Deaths

  • Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • Jack MacBryan, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Cambridge University CC, Somerset CCC) and field hockey player (Olympic gold GB & Ireland 1920), dies at 90

About July 14, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 18 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