What Happened on January 8, 1983

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican pop-rock singer (Erreway), and actor, born in Mexico City

Kim Jong-un (40 years old)

North Korean politician and Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang, North Korea [note some sources give year as 1982, and some as 1984]

Born in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Gale Page [Sally Rutter], American actress (Four Daughters, Knute Rockne, All-American), and countess-by-marriage, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Ron Frazer, Australian character actor and screenwriter (The Mavis Bramston Show), dies at 54
  • Tom McCall, American journalist and politician (Governor of Oregon (R), 1967-75), dies of prostate cancer at 69
1983 Highlights

About January 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maneater - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Save Your Love - Renee & Renato