On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1983

Historical Events

  • Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth

Sport awardLPGA Championship

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
  • Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
  • Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestNorma Shearer

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

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer

1983 Highlights

About June 12, 1983

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

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini