On This Day

1983 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 409

  • Jul 21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • Jul 21 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • Jul 21 World's lowest-ever natural temperature recorded −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K) at Soviet Vostok Station, Antarctica
  • Jul 22 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • Jul 22 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
  • Jul 22 Polish Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski lifts martial law after 19 months
  • Jul 23 Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.
  • Jul 24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • Jul 25 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
  • Jul 25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
  • Jul 26 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
  • Jul 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
  • Jul 26 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
  • Jul 26 US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf
  • Jul 27 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
  • Jul 28 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

  • Jul 28 NASA launches Telstar-3A
  • Jul 30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
  • Jul 31 Dutch July average temperature is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852
  • Aug 2 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Aug 2 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination
  • Aug 3 John Sain of South Bend, Indiana, builds 3.91 m house of cards
  • Aug 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 4 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
  • Aug 4 France performs nuclear test
  • Aug 4 Revolution in Republic of Upper Volta brings Thomas Sankara to power

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 4 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Thurston House” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Aug 6 Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar catches fire and sinks northwest of Capetown, South Africa
  • Aug 6 Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 7 1st Athletics World Championships open in Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 7 Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike
  • Aug 8 Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)

BattleCoup d'état

Aug 8 Military coup in Guatemala, Dictator and former General Efraín Rios Montt flees

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 General Manuel Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Aug 17 -19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
  • Aug 18 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas

  • Aug 18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • Aug 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 20 The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca
  • Aug 21 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
  • Aug 25 US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact
  • Aug 26 Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
  • Aug 27 Haiti adopts constitution
  • Aug 27 US performs nuclear test
  • Aug 28 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces his resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Aug 28 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
  • Aug 30 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
  • Aug 30 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
  • Aug 31 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
  • 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 Yitzḥak 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright David Mamet
Playwright
David Mamet
  • 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 Vandenberg AFB 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 Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
  • Sep 28 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 29 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
  • Sep 29 Beirut airport reopens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 1 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • Oct 2 Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
  • Oct 4 Richard Noble driving Thrust2 reaches new land speed record of 650.88 mph (1,047.49 km/h) at Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Oct 5 Lech Wałęsa wins Nobel Peace Prize

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

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