What Happened on January 2, 1983

Historical Events

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

Musical Finale

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

  • 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.
1983 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1983

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

About January 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maneater - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Save Your Love - Renee & Renato