On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
  • West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England

Famous Birthdays

  • Clay Buchholz, American baseball player, born in Nederland, Texas
  • Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kelowna, Canada
  • Nick Grimshaw, English DJ and television presenter, born in England, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), dies at 68
  • J. B. Priestly, English novelist and scriptwriter (The Good Companions, An Inspector Calls), dies at 89
  • John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • Peter Wishart, English composer, dies at 63
  • Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), dies at 55