On This Day

September 17, 1983 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Film & TV

  • 8th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Big Chill" directed by Lawrence Kasdan wins the People's Choice Award
  • Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent
  • Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent