What Happened on June 16, 1983

Historical Events

  • Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

Appointment of Interest

General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II visits Poland

Old Wave

Ringo Starr releases album "Old Wave" album in West Germany; soon after releases follow in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil


1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Armend Dallku, Albanian soccer defender (64 caps; FC Prishtina, KF Elbasani, FC Vorskla Poltava 292 games, FC Prishtina), born in Vuńćitrn, Kosovo
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87

About June 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  • UK #1 Song: Every Breath You Take - The Police