On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1983

Historical Events

  • Alpine skier Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman to top the overall World Cup standings with 225 points
  • Tornado tears through Los Angeles, injuring 33 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
  • Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • Melaine Walker O.D, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 2008; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Darkness at Noon), commits suicide at 77
1983 Highlights

About March 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces