On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
  • Chris Hackett, English footballer
  • Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City

Famous Deaths

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