On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1984

Historical Events

  • AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
  • Brunei becomes independent of UK
  • NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents

Famous Birthdays

  • Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricket all-rounder (17 Tests; 69 ODIs), born in Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian soccer striker (102 caps; Hamburger SV, Internacional), born in Lima, Peru

Famous Deaths

  • Alexis Korner, British blues revivalist, guitar player (Blues Incorporated - "Please Please Please Please"), and radio broadcaster, dies of lung cancer at 55
  • Ken Sitzberger, American diver & broadcaster (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1964), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 38
1984 Highlights

About January 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn