What Happened on September 10, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 awardTennis Open

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 Deaths

  • Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79