What Happened on July 5, 1983

Historical Events

  • France invades Algeria
  • Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, Virginia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • Václav Trojan, Czech composer, dies at 76

About July 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Jane - Rod Stewart