On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Every Breath You Take" single released by The Police (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

American heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes beats countryman Tim Witherspoon by split decision to retain his WBC title at the Dunes Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jr. NTR, Indian film actor

Famous Deaths

  • Clair Bee, American College Basketball and Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Long Island University undefeated 1936, 39; National Invitation Tournament 1939, 41), dies at 87
1983 Highlights

About May 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus