On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1983

Historical Events

  • Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • Soviet military officer Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Famous Deaths

  • Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
1983 Highlights

About September 26, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra