On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1983

Historical Events

  • American Calvin Smith sets new world record of 9.93 for 100m in Colorado Springs, beats Jim Hines 1968 mark by 0.02 seconds
  • Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller
  • Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Famous Birthdays

  • Steph Jones, American singer and model

Famous Deaths

  • John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, dies at 78
1983 Highlights

About July 3, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer