On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1983

Historical Events

  • "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • Harry Lloyd, English actor
  • Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
1983 Highlights

About November 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio