Historical Events in September 1983

  • Sep 1 Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • Sep 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 1 WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY

Historic Event

Sep 2 YitzḼak Shamir (Likud party) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli Prime Minister

  • Sep 4 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • Sep 4 Californian skier Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed record; 119.36 mph

Sports History

Sep 4 Greg LeMond wins UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01' 21" in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to take the title

  • Sep 4 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, North Shore CC: Jay Sigel successfully defends title 8 & 7 over Chris Perry
  • Sep 5 8th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • Sep 5 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph

Telethon

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

  • Sep 6 Soviet Union admits that it shot down the South Korean airliner KAL 007 on September 1st
  • Sep 7 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
  • Sep 8 NASA launches RCA-6
  • Sep 9 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
  • Sep 9 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)

Sports History

Sep 9 Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title
  • Sep 11 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors retains title; repeats previous year's win over Czech Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 12 Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
  • Sep 12 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
  • Sep 12 USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane

Sports History

Sep 13 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save

Baseball Record

Sep 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

  • Sep 13 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • Sep 13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • Sep 14 Texan San Jacinto county sheriff James "Humpy" Parker convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture
  • Sep 14 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • Sep 15 Frances Schreuder is convicted for the first-degree murder of Franklin Bradshaw

Historic Event

Sep 15 Israel premier Menachem Begin resigns

  • Sep 15 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway

Toronto Film Festival

Sep 17 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award

  • Sep 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship

Music History

Sep 17 Vanessa Williams (20), Miss New York is crowned 56th Miss America 1984; 1st winner of African-American descent

  • Sep 18 Action series "Hardcastle and McCormick" premieres on ABC in the US
  • Sep 18 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
  • Sep 18 Kiss' first "unmasked" (no make up) appearance on MTV
  • Sep 18 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
  • Sep 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • Sep 19 David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime #
  • Sep 19 St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK
  • Sep 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 20 Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented
  • Sep 21 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila

Historic Event

Sep 21 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" premieres in London

  • Sep 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 22 NASA launches Galaxy-B

Music Concert

Sep 22 The Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years apart in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London

  • Sep 22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • Sep 23 Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
  • Sep 23 Columbia moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida), for mating in preparation of STS-9
  • Sep 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio

Sports History

Sep 23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game, beating Cardinals 6-2 in St. Louis

  • Sep 23 MLB pitcher Gaylord Perry (45) announces his retirement, after 22 seasons; career record 314-265, 3.11 ERA, and 3,534 strikeouts
  • Sep 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • Sep 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of champion Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 6 in drawn 2nd Test v India in Jullundur; goes on to play 45 Tests
  • Sep 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 35th Emmy Awards: "Hill Street Blues", "Cheers", Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • Sep 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Sep 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner

Sports History

Sep 26 Cardinals' Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, beating Montreal Expos 3-0, in St. Louis

  • Sep 26 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Sep 26 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • Sep 26 Soviet military officer Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging supposed missile attack from the US an error
  • Sep 27 South African worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed from prison after 19 years

Sports History

Sep 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

  • Sep 28 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 29 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performances becomes the then longest-running Broadway show
  • Sep 29 Beirut airport reopens
  • Sep 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0

Historic Event

Sep 29 US Congress authorizes President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon