What Happened on October 15, 1983

Historical Events

  • Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games

Sports History

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

  • NHL Chicago Black Hawks & Toronto Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds), in a 10-8 Leaf win in Toronto
  • US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress (The Empty Hands), born in Hong Kong
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

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

About October 15, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • UK #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club