What Happened on March 17, 1983

Historical Events

NBA History

70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Shkreli, American businessman (Pharma), former hedge fund manager and convicted felon, born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903-1983)

American physiologist, (1967 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for work in the eye), dies at 79

  • Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), dies at 70
1983 Highlights

About March 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler