On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1983

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)
1983 Highlights

About October 20, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra