On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1983

Historical Events

  • Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • Alan Jay Lerner and Charles Strouse's musical "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 1 performance
  • Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete

Holly Valance

Holly Valance, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Matt Leinart, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California

Famous Deaths

  • Zenna Henderson, American sci-fi author (Anything Box), dies at 65
1983 Highlights

About May 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

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