On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1984

Historical Events

  • 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
  • Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Famous Deaths

  • Wesley Lau, American actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 63
1984 Highlights

About August 30, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo