What Happened on January 21, 1983

Historical Events

  • Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
  • First supertitles for a live opera performance: "Elektra" at Canadian Opera Company, English titles by Sonya Friedman

Historic Event

President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid


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Famous Birthdays

  • Maryse Ouellet, French Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player

Famous Deaths

  • Lamar Williams, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band), dies of cancer at 34
1983 Highlights

About January 21, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Down Under - Men At Work
  • UK #1 Song: You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins