On This Day

June 1983 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
  • Jun 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland

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 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 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
  • 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
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
  • Jun 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10

Papal Visit

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

Appointment of Interest

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

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

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 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • Jun 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
  • Jun 23 US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

Meeting of Interest

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

  • Jun 24 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jun 26 "Loving" premieres on TV
  • Jun 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
  • 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
  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 20 Patrisse Cullors, American artist and civil rights activist (co-founded #BlackLivesMatter), born in Los Angeles, California

Edward Snowden

Jun 21 Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

  • Jun 23 Jason Berrent, American performer

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers [Netty Reiling], German author (The 7th Cross), dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 6 James E. Casey, American businessman and founder (United Parcel Service), dies at 95
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Indian Telugu poet, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco van Kleffens, Dutch diplomat and politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-46; UN Representative, 1946-56), dies at 88
  • Jun 21 Anton van de Velde, Flemish writer and director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Cuban communist politician and 14th President of Cuba (1959-76), commits suicide by shooting himself at 64
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone [Sadye Marks], American comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77