On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1983

Historical Events

  • Grenada Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard launches a leftist coup within the revolutionary government and takes power for 3 days
  • US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut

Famous Birthdays

  • Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
1983 Highlights

About October 14, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra