On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1983

Historical Events

  • Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer, born in Barcelos, Portugal
  • Jermaine Pennant, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMeyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky, Polish-born American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", dies of lung cancer at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
1983 Highlights

About January 15, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn