What Happened on July 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardGolf Major

British Open 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

Golfer Tom Watson
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Tom Watson

Famous Birthdays

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