On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1983

Historical Events

Historic Event

Klaus Barbie, SS chief in Lyon in Nazi-occupied France, arrested in Bolivia

Famous Birthdays

  • Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer & songwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Justyna Kowalczyk, Polish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 30k classical 2010, 10k classical 2014), born in Limanowa, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings; My Way), dies at 57
1983 Highlights

About January 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn