On This Day

September 1983 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Sep 2 YitzḼak Shamir (Likud party) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
  • Sep 4 Californian skier Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed record; 119.36 mph
  • Sep 5 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
  • Sep 5 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Sep 13 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics
  • Sep 14 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • Sep 14 Texan San Jacinto county sheriff James "Humpy" Parker convicted of violating inmates civil rights and of torture
  • Sep 15 Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway

Historic Event

Sep 15 Israel premier Menachem Begin resigns

  • Sep 15 Frances Schreuder is convicted for the first-degree murder of Franklin Bradshaw
  • Sep 18 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
  • Sep 18 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
  • 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 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
  • Sep 22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 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 24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • Sep 26 Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
  • Sep 26 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
  • Sep 26 St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
  • 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
  • Sep 28 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 29 Beirut airport reopens

Historic Event

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


Birthdays in History

  • Sep 6 Pippa [Philippa] Middleton, English sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Berkshire, England
  • Sep 19 Matt Wiman, American mixed martial artist, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 25 Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard, born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in History

  • Sep 11 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • Sep 8 Ibrahim Abboud, 1st President and 4th Prime Minister of Sudan (1958-64), dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-American nuclear physicist (1st Director of CERN, Nobel Prize for Physics 1952), dies at 77
  • Sep 10 Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Jon Brower Minnoch, American, world's heaviest recorded man at 1,400lb (635 kilograms; 100 stone), dies at 41
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, dies at 76
  • Sep 25 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), dies at 81
  • Sep 27 Wilfred Burchett, Australian communist and writer (Catapult to Freedom), dies at 72