Historical Events on January 2, 1983

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
  • Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • Several African National Congress (ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.