What Happened on September 10, 1983

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

US 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Votto, Canadian baseball first baseman (NL MVP 2010; 6 × MLB All-Star; Cincinnati Reds), born in Toronto, Ontario
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • "John Vorster, South African Prime Minister (1966-78), 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

About September 10, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maniac - Michael Sembello
  • UK #1 Song: Red Red Wine - UB40