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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope John Paul II visits Poland

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Ringo Starr releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

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? 37 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini