On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1984

Historical Events

  • French airship capsizes
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Varipapa, American ten-pin bowler (BPAA All-Star champion 1947-48), dies at 93

Person of interestTruman Capote

Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
1984 Highlights

About August 25, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo