On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1983

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Alabama Governor George Wallace, becomes governor for a record 4th time

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
  • Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • Johannes Herber, German basketball player
  • Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician
  • Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Doodles Weaver [Winstead Sheffield Weaver], American comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers, The Zodiac Killer), commits suicide by shooting himself at 70