On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1983

Historical Events

  • Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
  • Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game winning streak
  • Space Shuttle Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
1983 Highlights

About October 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra