On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1983

Historical Events

  • Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
  • STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
  • W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper, born in Split, Croatia
  • Kat Shoob, British television presenter, born in Rochford, United Kingdom
  • Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer, born in Enschede, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
1983 Highlights

About November 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio