On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1983

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

  • "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets, 14-0
  • Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14.7 million
  • In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96

Sports History

Ivan Lendl scores a 6–4, 6-4, 6–2 win over American John McEnroe to claim back-to-back ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)

Sports History

Tennis great Björn Borg announces retirement at 26 (5 x Wimbledon, 6 x French Open)


Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Mosseri, American head of Instagram, born in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Bakewell, English cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 107; Northamptonshire), dies at 74
1983 Highlights

About January 23, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius