What Happened on October 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

Famous Birthdays

  • Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005
  • Trevor Blumas, Canadian actor

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer