On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1984

Historical Events

  • Supreme Court rules (5-4) that private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvin Harris, Scottish DJ, singer-songwriter and producer (We Found Love), born in Dumfries, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Kostas Giannidis [Yannis Constantinidis], Greek composer and pianist, dies at 80
1984 Highlights

About January 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn