What Happened on September 17, 1983

Historical Events

Toronto Film Festival

8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award

  • Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship

Music History

Vanessa Williams (20), Miss New York is crowned 56th Miss America 1984; 1st winner of African-American descent

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Peña, American Tejano/Latin pop singer, born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
1983 Highlights

About September 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 11 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