On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1983

Historical Events

  • 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Lind, American baseball player, born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • Sarah Jones, American actress, born in Winter Springs, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Roosevelt Sykes, American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and singer ("The Honeydripper"), dies of a heart attack at 77
1983 Highlights

About July 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer