On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
  • Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • Several African National Congress (ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.

Famous Birthdays

  • Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns ), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian and actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65