What Happened on June 6, 1983

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

  • Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 39 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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

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