On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released
  • Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany

Famous Birthdays

Kim Clijsters

Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium

  • Lee Harding, Australian punk-rock singer, born in Frankston, Australia
  • Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
1983 Highlights

About June 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 23 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