On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

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"
  • In a 35-27 win over the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson completes 20 consecutive passes and finishes the season winning his second consecutive passing title with an NFL record 70.55% completion percentage
  • 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, British composer, dies at 66
  • Harriet Parsons, American film producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Richard "Dick" Emery, British comedian & actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies from cardio-respiratory failure at 65
1983 Highlights

About January 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn