On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana

Famous Birthdays

  • Clint Dempsey, American footballer, born in Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Maite Perroni [Beorlegui], Mexican actress and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City
  • Wayne Simien, American basketball player (Miami Heat), born in Leavenworth, Kansas

Famous Deaths

  • Faye Emerson, American actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
  • Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78