On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1984

Historical Events

Sports History

Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dee Brown, American basketball player (2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Garrett Wolfe, American professional footbal player, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Hammie Nixon [Nickerson], American blues harmonica player (Sleepy John Estes), dies at 76
  • Hollie Roffey, British youngest ever heart transplant, dies at 28 days
1984 Highlights

About August 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo