On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1983

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Deaths

  • Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
1983 Highlights

About October 6, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra