On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1983

Historical Events

  • Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer (5 Olympic Gold, 2 Silver), born in Irvine, California
  • Bec Hewitt, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Auric, French composer (one of Les Six), dies at 84
1983 Highlights

About July 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo