On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1983

Historical Events

  • Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities in Britain's worst helicopter accident

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Quartel, Canadian composer, chiefly of choral music, born in London, Ontario
1983 Highlights

About July 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer