On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1984

Historical Events

Historic Event

US President Ronald Reagan announces 'Teacher in Space' project

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • War Against Indiscipline is launched by the Buhari regime in Nigeria

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bentley, English footballer, born in Peterborough, England
  • Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
1984 Highlights

About August 27, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 2 months
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo