What Happened on January 29, 1984

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

34th NBA All-Star Game, Denver: East beats West, 154-145 (OT); MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G; first All-Star Saturday; Legends Classic, West wins, 64-63; first Slam-Dunk winner, Larry Nance

  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 45-3; MVP: Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins, QB

Event of Interest

President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

1984 History

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (33) marries Robert Altman (58)

Famous Deaths

  • Edzard Schaper, German author (Der Henker 'The Hangman'; The Fourth King) who wrote about Estonia and Christianity and was sentenced to death by both the Soviet Union and Germany, dies at 76
  • Frances Goodrich, American actress and dramatist (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer

About January 29, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • UK #1 Song: Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood