October 1983 in history

October 1983 events chronologically

Oct 4 Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h), driving Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
Oct 9 Rangoon bombing: Attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast
Oct 12 Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed and is sentenced to 4 years in jail
Oct 13 Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T Inc.) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago
Oct 14 Maurice Bishop, Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and later executed in a military coup d'état led by Bernard Coard
Oct 21 The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second
Oct 22 Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1983

Oct 1 Mirko Vučinić a Montenegrin footballer who plays as a forward for Al Jazira in UAE Pro-League.
Oct 3 Fred (footballer) a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club Fluminense and played for the Brazil national team.
Oct 5 Jesse Eisenberg an American actor and playwright. He made his debut role with the comedy-drama television series Get Real. After his first leading role in the film Roger Dodger , he appeared in the films The Emperor's Club , The Village , The Squid and the Whale , The Living Wake and The Education of Charlie Banks
Oct 14 Lin Dan a professional badminton player from China. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time world champion, and five-time All England champion. Considered by many to be the greatest singles player of all time, by the age of 28 Lin had completed the "Super Grand Slam", having won all nine major titles in the badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup, Super Series Masters Finals, All England Open, Asian Games, and Asian Championships, becoming the first and only player to achieve this feat
Oct 15 Bruno Senna a Brazilian racing driver currently racing for Aston Martin in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Mahindra Formula E team. He is the nephew of the late Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula One world champion. Bruno Senna raced in the Formula One World Championship from 2010 to 2012. He made his Formula One début driving for Hispania Racing in 2010, raced for Renault from August 2011 as a replacement for Nick Heidfeld and drove for the Williams team in 2012. His mother is Ayrton's older sister, Viviane. His father, Flávio Lalli, died in a motorcycle crash in 1996. The colour scheme of Bruno's helmet is a slightly modified version of that used by his uncle Ayrton Senna
Oct 16 Loreen (singer) a Swedish pop singer and music producer. Loreen represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, with her entry "Euphoria" and won the contest with 372 points. In Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in the Swedish city Malmö, Loreen sang both in the semi final and the grand final. Interested in becoming a musician, she took part in the Idol 2004 television competition, coming fourth overall. The following year she released her first single, "The Snake", with the band Rob'n'Raz and became a television presenter on TV400. While working as a segment producer and director for several Swedish reality TV shows in 2011, she released the single "My Heart Is Refusing Me" to commercial success in Sweden
Oct 26 Luke Watson a South African rugby union footballer who can play at flank or eighthman. He has represented and captained the South African Schools rugby team , South Africa's under-19 and under-21 teams, as well as the Springbok Sevens team. Watson has also captained both the Western Province and the Super Rugby Stormers. He currently plays for the Eastern Province Kings

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1983

Oct 7 George O. Abell an astronomer at UCLA. He worked as a research astronomer, teacher, administrator, popularizer of science and education, and skeptic. Abell received his B.S. , M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology under Donald Osterbrock. He began his astronomical career as a tour guide at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
Oct 10 Ralph Richardson an English actor who, along with his contemporaries John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He worked in films throughout most of his career, and played more than sixty cinema roles. From an artistic but not theatrical background, Richardson had no thought of a stage career until a production of Hamlet in Brighton inspired him to become an actor. He learned his craft in the 1920s with a touring company and later the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In 1931 he joined the Old Vic, playing mostly Shakespearean roles. He led the company the following season, succeeding Gielgud, who had taught him much about stage technique. After he left the company, a series of leading roles took him to stardom in the West End and on Broadway
Oct 17 Raymond Aron a French philosopher, sociologist, journalist, and political scientist.
Oct 19 Maurice Bishop a Grenadian politician and revolutionary who seized power in a coup in 1979 from Eric Gairy and served as Prime Minister of the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada until 1983, when he was overthrown in another coup by Bernard Coard, a member of his own government, and executed.
Oct 20 Merle Travis an American country and Western singer, songwriter, and musician born in Rosewood, Kentucky. His lyrics often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons", "Re-Enlistment Blues" and "Dark as a Dungeon". However, it is his masterly guitar playing and his interpretations of the rich musical traditions of his native Muhlenberg County, Kentucky for which he is best known today. "Travis picking", a syncopated style of finger picking, is named after him. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977
Oct 26 Alfred Tarski a Polish logician, mathematician and philosopher. Educated at the University of Warsaw and a member of the Lwów–Warsaw school of logic and the Warsaw school of mathematics and philosophy, he emigrated to the USA in 1939 where he became a naturalized citizen in 1945, and taught and carried out research in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley from 1942 until his death
Oct 31 George Halas Stanley Halas, , nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, owner and pioneer in professional American football. He was the iconic founder and owner of the National Football League's Chicago Bears. He was also lesser known as an inventor, jurist, producer, philanthropist, philatelist, and Major League Baseball player