Today in History for October 1983

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 50 of 50

1st - Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
2nd - Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
2nd - Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
2nd - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
3rd - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK
4th - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
5th - Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
6th - Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
6th - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
6th - Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
6th - NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
6th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
8th - 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
8th - Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
9th - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
10th - 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
10th - Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
10th - Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
11th - Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 12th - 5225 Loral & 5424 Covington
13th - Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.
14th - Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
14th - US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
15th - Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
15th - Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
15th - US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport
16th - "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
16th - 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
16th - Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
17th - Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
17th - STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
19th - Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
19th - Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
19th - Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 19th - Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday
20th - IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
21st - Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
22nd - Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
23rd - 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
23rd - 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
23rd - 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
23rd - Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
25th - US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)
26th - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
26th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
29th - 550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile
29th - Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards & 6 touchdowns
30th - The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
31st - Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 31st - Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 46 of 46

1st - Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
3rd - Frederico Chaves Guedes, Brazilian footballer
3rd - Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
4th - Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol
4th - Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
4th - Dan Clarke, British racing driver
4th - Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
5th - Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
8th - Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper
8th - Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor
9th - Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
9th - Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver
9th - Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
10th - Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
11th - William Sledd, American internet personality
11th - Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player
12th - Alex Brosque, Australian footballer
14th - Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
15th - Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
17th - Daniel Booko, American actor
17th - Ivan Saenko, Russian football player
20th - Alex Nackman, musician
20th - Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
20th - Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
21st - Zack Greinke, American baseball player
21st - Ninette Tayeb, Israeli singer
21st - Andy Marté, Dominican baseball player
22nd - Glenn Loovens, Dutch footballer
23rd - Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
23rd - Josh Strickland, American entertainer
24th - Brian Vickers, American race car driver
24th - Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer
25th - Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
26th - Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player
26th - Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
26th - Luke Watson, South African rugby player
27th - Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
28th - Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
29th - Maurice Clarett, American football player
29th - Dana Eveland, American baseball player
29th - Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
29th - Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
29th - Johnny Lewis, Los Angeles, California, actor ( Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), (d. 2012)
30th - Iain Hume, Canadian footballer
30th - Trent Edwards, American Football Player
31st - Katy French, Irish model (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

2nd - Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
3rd - John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
3rd - Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
5th - Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
6th - Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
8th - Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
9th - Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
10th - Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80
12th - Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
12th - The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager
14th - Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
14th - Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
15th - Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83
16th - George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
16th - Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
17th - Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
18th - Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies
18th - Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
19th - Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
Actor Ralph RichardsonActor Ralph Richardson (10th) 19th - Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
20th - Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
20th - Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
21st - Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
23rd - Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
23rd - Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack
24th - Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
25th - Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
29th - Sten Broman, composer, dies at 81
31st - George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88
31st - George Halas, NFL pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

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