What Happened on January 11, 1983

Historical Events

Baseball History

Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

  • Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record

NHL History

LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses

1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Sutil, German racing driver, born in Starnberg, Germany
  • Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player, born in Richmond Hill, Canada
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Gerhard Barkhorn, German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and officer, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 63
  • Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, dies at 88
  • Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79

About January 11, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Down Under - Men At Work
  • UK #1 Song: You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins