On This Day

What Happened in June 1983

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • Jun 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-2 for her 15th Grand Slam title and 5th French singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 5 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win
  • Jun 5 French Open: Home town favourite Yannick Noah wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden 6-2, 7-5, 7-6
  • Jun 6 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff
  • Jun 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
  • Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Li Xiannian becomes President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 6 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Jun 6 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 8 "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal

  • Jun 8 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 9 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • Jun 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • Jun 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • Jun 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • Jun 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
  • Jun 13 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system
  • Jun 14 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Jun 15 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

BeatificationPapal Visit

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 16 Ringo Starr releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • Jun 18 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jun 18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires
  • Jun 20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • Jun 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jun 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • Jun 23 US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 23 Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 24 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
  • Jun 25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 26 "Loving" premieres on TV
  • Jun 26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • Jun 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • Jun 27 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 28 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Connecticutt collapses, killing 3
  • Jun 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A
  • Jun 29 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Jake Silbermann, American actor
  • Jun 2 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • Jun 2 Brooke White, American singer
  • Jun 4 Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • Jun 5 Bill Bray, American baseball player
  • Jun 5 Marques Colston, American football player
  • Jun 6 Gemma Bissix, British actress
  • Jun 7 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium
  • Jun 8 Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer
  • Jun 8 Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player

Person of interestLeelee Sobieski

Jun 10 Leelee Sobieski, American actress (Deep Impact, Joan of Arc, Uprising), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 11 José Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player, born in Villa González, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player, born in San Leandro, California
  • Jun 12 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 John Stocco, American football player
  • Jun 14 Louis Garrel, French actor
  • Jun 15 Derek Anderson, American football player
  • Jun 15 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • Jun 15 Laura Imbruglia, Australian musician
  • Jun 16 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • Jun 17 Connie Fisher, English stage actress
  • Jun 17 Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor (Arashi, Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Tokyo
  • Jun 17 Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue), born in Chatham, Kent
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 20 Darren Sproles, American football player
  • Jun 20 Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
  • Jun 20 Josh Childress, American basketball player

Person of interestEdward Snowden

Jun 21 Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • Jun 23 Jason Berrent, American performer
  • Jun 23 Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 24 John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
  • Jun 27 Alsou, Russian singer (Solo), born in Bugulma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Jun 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Jun 27 Evan Taubenfeld, American musician (Welcome to the Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 28 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • Jun 29 Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane), born in Upland, California
  • Jun 30 Brendon James, British drummer (Thirteen Senses)
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • Jun 30 Patrick Wolf, British musician
  • Jun 30 Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 2 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • Jun 3 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • Jun 4 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), dies at 66
  • Jun 6 James E. Casey, American businessman and founder (United Parcel Service), dies at 95
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 7 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81

Person of interestNorma Shearer

Jun 12 Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82

Actress Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Indian Telugu poet, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Peter Mennin(i), American composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
  • Jun 21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77