On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1983

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
1983 Highlights

About September 5, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo