On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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