On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1983

Historical Events

  • Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
  • Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost
  • US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), dies of heart attack at 83
1983 Highlights

About October 15, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra