What Happened on January 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Person of interestKim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang, North Korea

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un

Famous Deaths

  • Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)