Events in History in June 1983

  • 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
  • Jun 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats
  • Jun 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 9 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 11 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball
  • 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

BeatificationPapal Visit

Jun 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jun 16 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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, Connecticutt collapses, killing 3
  • Jun 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A
  • Jun 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base