What Happened on July 17, 1984

Historical Events

  • Pierre Mauroy resigns as Prime Minister of France
  • Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
  • US passes National Minimum Drinking Age Act, prohibiting under 21's from buying or possessing alcohol as a condition of receiving federal highway funds

Famous Birthdays

  • Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer, born in Ioannina, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), dies of a heart attack at 89
1984 Highlights

About July 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When Doves Cry - Prince
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood