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)

Boxing 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

Boxing Title Fight

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

Sports History

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


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? 39 years, 1 month and 17 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