Historical Events in June 1983

  • Jun 2 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • Jun 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • Jun 3 Prolific studio drummer Jim Gordon murders his mother, Osa Marie Gordon in North Hollywood, California. [1]

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-2 for her 15th Grand Slam title and 5th French singles crown

  • Jun 5 37th Tony Awards: "Torch Song Trilogy" and "Cats" win

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open: Home town favourite Yannick Noah wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden 6-2, 7-5, 7-6

Film Premiere

Jun 6 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London

  • Jun 6 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff win

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 6 Betty White becomes 1st woman to win Outstanding Game Show Host at Daytime Emmy Awards for NBC's "Just Men"

  • Jun 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Historic Event

Jun 6 Li Xiannian becomes President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander

  • Jun 6 Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1

Sports History

Jun 7 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton temporarily passes Houston Astro Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

  • Jun 8 "Trading Places", American comedy film, is released
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 8 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Election of Interest

Jun 9 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
  • Jun 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
  • Jun 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12

Music History

Jun 11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

  • Jun 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
  • Jun 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61

Belmont Stakes

Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8

  • Jun 11 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • Jun 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth

LPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie

  • Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 13 NASA's Pioneer 10 becomes the 1st man-made object to leave the solar system
  • Jun 14 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx

Television Premiere

Jun 15 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

Sports History

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

  • Jun 15 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

Appointment of Interest

Jun 16 General Secretary Yuri Andropov appointed President of the Soviet Union

Papal Visit

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

Album Release

Jun 16 Ringo Starr releases album "Old Wave" album in West Germany; soon after releases follow in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil

Historic Event

Jun 17 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

  • Jun 17 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: UB40, Melanie, and Curtis Mayfield headline; other performers include: The Beat, Marillion, King Sunny Adé, The Chieftains, Dr. John; Tom Paxton, Dennis Brown, The Enid, Incantation, and Aswad
  • Jun 18 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances

Historic Event

Jun 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space

  • Jun 18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
  • Jun 20 Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)
  • Jun 20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish

  • Jun 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

Sports History

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

  • Jun 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period

Meeting of Interest

Jun 23 Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland

  • Jun 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • Jun 23 US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
  • Jun 24 7th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 1568 performances
  • Jun 25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 26 "Loving" premieres on TV
  • Jun 26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Joan Miro
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson and Don Ida, American balloonists, die during a crash landing in endurance race in Schweinfurt, West Germany
  • Jun 27 MLB Seattle Mariners bat out of order against Chicago White Sox in 2nd inning
  • Jun 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
  • Jun 27 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
  • Jun 28 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Connecticut collapses, killing 3
  • Jun 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A

Sports History

Jun 29 40 year old Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 5,000th race with a victory in the last race at Belmont; 4th jockey to achieve milestone

  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base
  • Jun 30 KBS Special Live Broadcast “Finding Dispersed Families” begins daily in Korea, documenting reunion attempts after the Cold War (later included in UNESCO's Memory of the World) [1]