What Happened on July 7, 1983

Historical Events

  • 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • D. Woods, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Anaheim, California
  • Justin Davies, Australian rules footballer
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Kahn, American futurist and nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Vic Wertz, American MLB player, dies during surgery at 58
  • Vicki Morgan, American mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
1983 Highlights

About July 7, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 23 days
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