On This Day

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

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? 38 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini