What Happened on January 28, 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • David Williams, Wakka Wakka Australian didgeridoo player and visual artist, born in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, dies at 85
  • Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], British rock singer ("When Will You Say I Love You"; "Halfway To Paradise") and actor (That'll Be The Day), dies of heart failure at 42
  • Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (the shortest-serving prime minister in Australia's history-8 days), dies at 92
1983 Highlights

About January 28, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 30 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