On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1984

Historical Events

  • American lawyer and businessman David Stern becomes NBA Commissioner, succeeding Larry O'Brien; stays in position until 2014
  • China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Fletcher, Scottish soccer midfielder (80 caps; manchester United, WBA, Stoke City), born in Dalkeith, Scotland
  • Lee Thompson Young, American actor, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2013)
1984 Highlights

About February 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius