On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1983

Historical Events

  • 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
  • World Communications Year begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer (Olympics gold individual/team 2004, team 2008; women's WR in a FITA Round 1,405 points), born in Gunsan, South Korea
1983 Highlights

About January 1, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn