Deaths in History in January 1983

  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 7 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • Jan 8 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

Jan 10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 11 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator, dies at 88
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 D Mack Reynolds, American writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

Jan 15 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Meyer Lansky
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • Jan 28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (the shortest-serving prime minister in Australia's history-8 days), dies at 92
  • Jan 30 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65