On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 team mates Karin Enke and Gabi Zange

Famous Birthdays

  • Doda [Dorota Rabczewska], Polish musical artist (Virgin), born in Ciechanów, Poland
  • 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 in Sinai, killed by communists