On This Day

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Booko, American actor
  • Felicity Jones, English actress (Rogue One), born in Birmingham
  • Ivan Saenko, Russian football player

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
1983 Highlights

About October 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra