What Happened on September 1, 1983

Historical Events

  • Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson, American politician (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Lennox Brown, South African cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies at 72

About September 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
  • UK #1 Song: Red Red Wine - UB40