What Happened on October 16, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0 for 4 games to 1 series victory; MVP: Baltimore catcher Rick Dempsey

Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Golf, PGA National GC: US wins 14½-13½; Bernard Gallacher's missed 3-foot putt for bogey gives Tom Watson 2 & 1 win and the US winning point

1983 History

Famous Deaths

  • George Liberace, American violinist (The Liberace Show), dies of leukemia at 72
  • Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, dies at 80

About October 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 11 months and 9 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