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

Sports History

Cardinals' Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, beating Montreal Expos 3-0, in St. Louis

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Zoe Perry, American stage and screen actress (Young Sheldon), born in Chicago, Illinois

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? 39 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • UK #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club