What Happened on January 22, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
  • Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Steinhäuser, German perpetrator of the Erfurt massacre (d. 2002)
  • Shaun Cody, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies