On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1983

Historical Events

Music releaseAlbum Release

"Can't Slow Down" 2nd studio album by Lionel Richie is released

  • Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • William Sledd, American internet celebrity (Ask A Gay Man), born in Paducah, Kentucky
1983 Highlights

About October 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra