What Happened on June 17, 1983

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: UB40, Melanie, and Curtis Mayfield headline; other performers include: The Beat, Marillion, King Sunny Adé, The Chieftains, Dr. John; Tom Paxton, Dennis Brown, The Enid, Incantation, and Aswad

Famous Birthdays

  • Connie Fisher, British actress, born in Lisburn Northern Ireland
  • Jaimie Branch, American avant-garde trumpet player and composer (Fly Or Die), born in Huntington, Long Island, New York (d. 2022)
  • Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer (Arashi) and actor (Letters from Iwo Jima), born in Katsushika, Tokyo
  • Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue), born in Chatham, Kent
  • Mickey Guyton, American country music singer (Black Like Me), born in Arlington, Texas

Famous Weddings

Glenn Frey

American singer-songwriter, of The Eagles, Glenn Frey (34) weds America artist Janie Beggs; divorce in 1988

Famous Deaths

  • Eelco van Kleffens, Dutch diplomat and politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-46; UN Representative, 1946-56), dies at 88
  • Peter Mennin [Mennini], American composer (Moby Dick; The Cycle), and educator (Juilliard, 1962-83), dies of cancer at 60
1983 Highlights

About June 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 21 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