On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1984

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini scores a 3rd-round TKO of Bobby Chacon to retain his WBA lightweight title in Reno, Nevada; Chacon so severely battered he thanks referee Richard Steele for stopping the fight

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player, born in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBrooks Atkinson

Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), dies at 89

Drama Critic Brooks Atkinson
Drama Critic
Brooks Atkinson
  • Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • Paul Ben Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, dies at 86

Person of interestRay Kroc

Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

1984 Highlights

About January 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn