What Happened on February 29, 1984

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister

  • Swedish center Patrik Sundström scores a goal and adds 6 assists as Vancouver Canucks beat the Penguins 9-5 in Pittsburgh; just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 6 assists in a road game

Famous Birthdays

  • Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Stanley Cup 2006, Carolina Hurricanes; Conn Smythe Trophy 2006; NHL All Star 2011; World C'ship gold 2007), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Cullen Jones, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle 2008; 4x100m medley relay 2012), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83
1984 Highlights

About February 29, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jump - Van Halen
  • UK #1 Song: 99 Red Balloons - Nena