January 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jan 17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • Jan 21 President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 29 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • Jan 1 Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • Jan 2 Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • Jan 8 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • Jan 8 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer
  • Jan 13 Julian Morris, English actor
  • Jan 13 William Hung, American Idol contestant
  • Jan 17 Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • Jan 18 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
  • Jan 20 Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
  • Jan 21 Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • Jan 31 James Sutton, British television actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia