What Happened on May 21, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
  • 108th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
  • Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida), for mating for STS-7 mission

#1 in the Charts

David Bowie's "Let's Dance" single goes #1

Famous Deaths

  • Finn Einar Mortensen, Norwegian composer, music critic, and educator, dies at 61
  • Kenneth Clark, English art historian (Civilisation), dies at 79
1983 Highlights

About May 21, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

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