On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1983

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Ronald Reagan introduces Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars")

Famous Birthdays

  • Fran├žois Gabart, French sailor (record round-the-world trip), born in Saint-Michel-d'Entraygues, France
  • Mo Farah [Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah], Somalian-born British distance runner (4 Olympic Golds), born in Mogadishu, Somalia

Famous Deaths

  • Barney Clark, 1st artificial heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), dies at 82
1983 Highlights

About March 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries