On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1983

Historical Events

  • 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
  • MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper, born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor, born in Annapolis, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
1983 Highlights

About October 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra