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
  • Oleksandra Matviichuk, Ukrainian human rights activist (Centre for Civil Liberties, Nobel Peace Prize 2022), born in Boyarka, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor, born in Annapolis, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Hackett, American stage and screen actress (Will Penny; Only When I Laugh; Mourning Becomes Electra),, dies of cancer at 49
1983 Highlights

About October 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • UK #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club