On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1983

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Votto, Canadian baseball first baseman (NL MVP 2010; 6 × MLB All-Star; Cincinnati Reds), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77), dies at 67
  • Felix Bloch, Swiss-American nuclear physicist (1st Director of CERN, Nobel Prize for Physics 1952), dies at 77
  • Jon Brower Minnoch, American, world's heaviest recorded man at 1,400lb (635 kilograms; 100 stone), dies at 41
  • Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79
1983 Highlights

About September 10, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo