On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1983

Historical Events

  • NFL Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes for 419 yards with 5 TDs, winning 38-35, in overtime, over Dolphins, in Miami
  • Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar) bombing: North Korean agents attempt to assassinate South Korean President results in 21 deaths, including 9 South Korean government officials; presidential advisors and security team members; and 3 reporters

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • Stephen Gionta, American NHL ice hockey player, 2010-19 (New Jersey Devils;, New York Islanders), born in Rochester, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Suh Seok-jun, South Korea Deputy Prime Minister, killed (one of 21 victims) in Rangoon bombing at about 45
1983 Highlights

About October 9, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra