What Happened on October 23, 1983

Historical Events

NYC Women's Marathon

13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00

  • 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
  • Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut

Famous Birthdays

  • Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer, born in Kenourgio, Greece
  • Josh Strickland, American entertainer, born in Charleston, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Jessica Savitch, American broadcast journalist and pioneering female news anchor (NBC Weekend), drowns in a car accident at 36
  • Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
1983 Highlights

About October 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

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