On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1983

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland

  • Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Berrent, American performer

Famous Deaths

  • Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Cuban communist politician and 14th President of Cuba (1959-76), commits suicide by shooting himself at 64
1983 Highlights

About June 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer