On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player, born in Jeseník, Czechoslovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57