On This Day

1983 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 409 of 409

  • Dec 27 Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo
  • Dec 28 US threatens to leave UNESCO after objecting to its domination by a coalition of third world and Soviet bloc nations
  • Dec 28 Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
  • Dec 29 US formally notifies UNESCO that it will withdraw from the organization on the Jan 1, 1985, in protest over perceived anti-Western bias, efforts to restrict press freedom and wasteful management methods
  • Dec 31 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
  • Dec 31 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren, Belgium
  • Dec 31 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Benjamin Ward appointed 1st African American NY City Police Commissioner by Mayor Ed Koch

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch

BattleCoup d'état

Dec 31 President Shagari of Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup and Major General Muhammadu Buhari is installed as Head of State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History