On This Day

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

Album Release

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87
1983 Highlights

About June 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini