What Happened on June 27, 1983

Historical Events

  • Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Joan Miro
  • Maxie Anderson and Don Ida, American balloonists, die during a crash landing in endurance race in Schweinfurt, West Germany
  • MLB Seattle Mariners bat out of order against Chicago White Sox in 2nd inning
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

Famous Birthdays

  • Alsou, Russian singer (Solo), born in Bugulma, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Evan Taubenfeld, American pop-rock guitarist (Avril Lavigne), singer-songwriter, and producer (The Blacklist Club), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Don Ida, American hot air balloonist, dies in a crash at 49
  • Maxie Anderson, American hot air balloonist (1st Trans-Atlantic crossing, 1978' 1st Trans-North America crossing, 1980; 1st Trans-Pacific crossing, 1981), dies in a balloon crash at 48
1983 Highlights

About June 27, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  • UK #1 Song: Baby Jane - Rod Stewart