What Happened on January 19, 1983

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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
Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!), arranger, 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? 40 years, 8 months and 10 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