On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1984

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Troy Smith, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2006, Ohio State; NFL: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers), born in Columbus, Ohio

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
1984 Highlights

About July 20, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer