What Happened on September 5, 1983

Historical Events

  • 8th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph


Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)

About September 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maniac - Michael Sembello
  • UK #1 Song: Red Red Wine - UB40