On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

Music History

After 37 weeks Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for "Footloose"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
  • Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
  • Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Peldon, actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived), born in Staten Island, New York
1984 Highlights

About April 21, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus