On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams

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? 37 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo