On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1983

Historical Events

  • Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

Sports History

Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

Famous Birthdays

  • Cleveland Taylor, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Edwin Jackson, American baseball pitcher, born in Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Kyle Davies, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Sam Hollenbach, American football quarterback, born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1983 Highlights

About September 9, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo