What Happened on October 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNHL Record

Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Lech Wałęsa wins Nobel Peace Prize

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Panamanian jockey Jorge Velasquez wins his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the 4th race at Belmont Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76