On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1984

Historical Events

  • Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey left wing (#1 pick NHL Draft 2002; 6 x NHL All Star; Olympic gold 2010, 14; World C'ship gold 2007; Columbus BJs, NY Rangers), born in Brampton, Ontario
  • Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Harmonica Slim [Travis Blaylock], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter ("You Better Believe It"), dies at 49
  • Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
1984 Highlights

About June 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini