January 1983 calendar

January 1983

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1983.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1983: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1983?


  • 01 Jan 1983 World Communications Year begins
  • 02 Jan 1983 Annie closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
  • 03 Jan 1983 Kilauea begins slowly erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii and is still flowing as of 2008.
  • 04 Jan 1983 US Football League holds its first player draft.
  • 07 Jan 1983 US President Ronald Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala.
  • 08 Jan 1983 A riot breaks out at Sing Sing prison, New York.
  • 09 Jan 1983 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits the Falkland Islands.
  • 10 Jan 1983 New York Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Detroit Tigers in Denver, Colorado.
  • 12 Jan 1983 NCAA creates the football Kickoff Classic to begin in August.
  • 15 Jan 1983 Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand versus India.
  • 17 Jan 1983 10th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers.
  • 18 Jan 1983 The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
  • 19 Jan 1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
  • 21 Jan 1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht.
  • 22 Jan 1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96
  • 23 Jan 1983 A-Team with Mr T premieres on NBC
  • 24 Jan 1983 George Cukor, American film director, dies of stroke and heart attack at age 83 (born 1899).
  • 25 Jan 1983 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
  • 26 Jan 1983 Dutch / British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
  • 27 Jan 1983 The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through.
  • 29 Jan 1983 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win.
  • 30 Jan 1983 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champion.

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah



Release year: 1983

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States of America

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Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

Release year: 1983

Directed by: Govind Nihalani

Starring: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar