On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1983

Historical Events

  • Dick Motta becomes the 5th NBA coach to record 600 wins as his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Golden State Warriors, 112-102 in Oakland

Sports History

IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals (Pentathlon & Decathlon victories) 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro baseball

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl McCoy, American singer (Fields of the Nephilim), born in London
  • Katie White, British musician (the Ting Tings), born in Lowton, England
  • Samantha Mumba, Irish pop and R&B singer ("Gotta Tell You") and actress (The time Machine), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), dies at 69
1983 Highlights

About January 18, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn