On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
  • Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Troy Smith, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
  • Jim Fixx, American jogger and writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52