On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1983

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

  • 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff win

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Li Xiannian becomes President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Gemma Bissix, British actress

Famous Deaths

  • James E. Casey, American businessman and founder (United Parcel Service), dies at 95
1983 Highlights

About June 6, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini