On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1983

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins his first Indy 500; represents record 7th Indy victory for chief mechanic George Bignotti
  • Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Campiche, Swiss jazz harpist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist, born in Bandung, Indonesia
  • Richard Jackson, American actor (Ryan Meyers-Saved by the Bell), born in Redlands, California

Famous Deaths

  • Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
1983 Highlights

About May 29, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini