On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC
  • Popay├ín Earthquake (5.5 Mw Depth) in Colombia kills 267 people, injuring some 7,500

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

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • Stephen Murray, English actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
1983 Highlights

About March 31, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries