WaPo has a scanned copy of the front page of the January 5, 1983 paper, with links to the stories. It’s amusing how much has–and has not–changed.

Sound familiar? Alan Greenspan is fed chairman making news. GOP Senators are fighting with a Republican president. Fighting in the Middle East. A South Carolina Democrat making a bid for the White House.

Big changes: A Member of Congress wants to change parties; he resigns first. Apartheid was running strong in South Africa.

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  1. George says:

    Paul Volker was chairman of the Fed in 1983. IIRC Greenspan was first appointed in 1987.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Oop. You’re right. It didn’t sound right to me but my memory was as fuzzy as the print on the scanned page. Greenspan was Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Committee in 1983.