What Happened on May 16, 1983

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Chinese American architect I. M. Pei is awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in New York

  • Lebanese parliament accepts peace accord with Israel
  • Sudan People's Liberation Army and Movement rebels against the Sudanese government
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mince Fratelli [Gordon McRory], Scottish drummer (The Fratellis - Costello Music; Here We Stand), born in Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Carel Brons, Dutch composer, dies at 52

About May 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • UK #1 Song: True - Spandau Ballet