On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1983

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
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

Famous Birthdays

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

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? 38 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra