On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series

Sport awardRyder 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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Famous Deaths

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