On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Nackman, musician
  • Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor

Famous Deaths

  • Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)