What Happened on October 20, 1983

Historical Events

  • IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

Famous Birthdays

  • Alona Tal, Israeli-American actress (Veronica Mars - "Meg"; SEAL Team - "Stella"), born in Herzliya, Israel
  • Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Loja, Ecuador
  • Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor (Socrates in Love), born in Naha, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • Peter Dudley, British character actor (Coronation Street, 1979-83 - "Bert"), dies after multiple heart attacks and stokes at 48
  • Yves Thériault, French Canadian author, dies at 67
1983 Highlights

About October 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 20 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