What Happened on February 17, 1984

Historical Events

  • 34th Berlin International Film Festival: "Love Streams" wins the Golden Bear
  • Biathletes Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and West German Peter Angerer finish 2nd & 3rd respectively in the relay at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; both have complete sets of medals from biathlon events at the Games

Famous Birthdays

  • AB de Villiers, South African cricket batsman, captain (114 Tests, 8,765 runs @ 50.66, 22 x 100, HS 278no; 228 ODI, 25 x 100; Northerns CC, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Middlesex CCC), born in Warmbad, South Africa
  • Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler (Ring of Honor), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu, born in Osaka, Japan
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II, 1941, Bosom Buddies), dies of liver cancer at 69

About February 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • UK #1 Song: Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood