What Happened on January 27, 1983

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
Born in 1983

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
1983 Highlights

About January 27, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 4 months and 5 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: Down Under - Men At Work