What Happened on March 31, 1983

Historical Events

Film & TV History

"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," is released in the US

  • Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC
  • Popay├ín Earthquake (5.5 Mw Depth) in Colombia kills 267 people, injuring some 7,500
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Hashim Amla, South African cricket batsman (first RSA Test triple century, 311), born in Durban, Natal
  • Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast (World C'ships gold, horizontal bar 2001-02), born in Athens, Greece
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Stead, Australian writer (Man Who Loved Children), dies at 80
  • Stephen Murray, English actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70

About March 31, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran