What Happened on July 27, 1984

Historical Events

Sports History

Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,503rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

  • West Indies cricket opening batsman Gordon Greenidge smashes 223 in innings & 64 run win over England in 4th Test at Manchester; Windies lead series, 4-0

Famous Deaths

  • Guillermo Díaz-Plaja, Spanish literary and poet (Lorca), dies at 75
  • James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
1984 Highlights

About July 27, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

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