What Happened on August 14, 1984

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
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • (John) "Bobo" 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

About August 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: Careless Whisper - George Michael