On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1983

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHenry Cavill

Henry Cavill, English actor (Superman), born in Jersey, Channel Islands


Famous Deaths

  • Horst Schumann, Nazi physician, dies at 77
  • John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • Olin Dutra, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1932, US Open 1934), dies at 82
1983 Highlights

About May 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus