On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1984

Historical Events

  • 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

Historic Event

Geraldine Ferraro (US Representative, New York), becomes the 1st US female major-party vice-presidential nominee, officially joining Walter Mondale's Democratic Party ticket

Famous Birthdays

  • Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Holly Roffey, English youngest heart transplant (d. 1984)
  • Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator (YouTube - Amateur), born in Larvik, Norway
  • Lewis Price, Welsh soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; Ipswich Town), born in Bournemouth, England

Famous Deaths

  • Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
1984 Highlights

About July 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer