On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Deaths

  • "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, dies at 85
  • Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (the shortest-serving prime minister in Australia's history-8 days), dies at 92