What Happened on May 23, 1983

Historical Events

  • Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Heidi Range, British pop singer (Atomic Kittens; Sugababes - "Angels with Dirty Faces"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jennifer Bellor, American orchestral and jazz composer (Reflections at Dusk), born in northern New York State
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
1983 Highlights

About May 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  • UK #1 Song: Candy Girl - New Edition