On This Day

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 cricketer, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II, 1941, Bosom Buddies), dies of liver cancer at 69
1984 Highlights

About February 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius