On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1984

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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

  • 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? 36 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo