On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest tunnel with an underwater segment (53.90 km in total) opens connecting Honshu-Hokkaido. The Channel Tunnel remains the longest underwater tunnel.

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
  • Mike Zagurski, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42