What Happened on September 11, 1983

Historical Events

  • Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors retains title; repeats previous year's win over Czech Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ike Diogu, Nigerian-American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon

Famous Weddings

  • Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
1983 Highlights

About September 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 27 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