On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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