What Happened on January 14, 1984

Historical Events

Music History

Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

  • 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

Brooks AtkinsonBrooks Atkinson (1894-1984)

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

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

Ray KrocRay Kroc (1902-1984)

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


1984 Highlights

About January 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Makar Sankranti / Pongal (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn

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