What Happened on October 17, 1983

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to GĂ©rard Debreu
  • STS-9 vehicle moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) due to SRB nozzle problem

Television Debut

Talk show "The Sally Jessy Raphael Show" with Sally Jessy Raphael debuts on KSDK

1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Nicole) "Nikki" Lane, American country and roots-rock singer-songwriter (Highway Queen; All or Nothin'), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Daniel Booko, American actor
  • Felicity Jones, English actress (Rogue One), born in Birmingham
  • Ivan Saenko, Russian football player
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Pol le Roy, Flemish writer (Stroom) and WWII collaborator, dies at 78
  • Raymond Aron, French sociologist and political scientist (The Opium of the Intellectuals), dies at 78

About October 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 15 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