On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1984

Historical Events

  • 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
  • An East German sweep of the medals in the women's 3,000m speed skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; Andrea Schöne takes gold ahead of teammates Karin Enke and Gabi Zange

Famous Birthdays

  • Doda [Dorota Rabczewska], Polish pop and rock singer-songwriter (Virgin; Diamond B*tch), born in Ciechanów, Poland
  • Gary Clark, Jr. American blues-rock-soul singer-songwriter and guitarist ("This Land"; The Story of Sonny Boy Slim), born in Austin, Texas
  • Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Famous Deaths

  • Avon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation;The Sting; Harry and Tonto), dies of cancer at 73
  • Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • Leamon Hunt, American Director General of Multinational Force and Observers (international peacekeepers) in Sinai, assassinated Red Brigade communists in Rome, at 56
1984 Highlights

About February 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius