On This Day

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


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
1983 Highlights

About October 16, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra