On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1984

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Famous Deaths

  • Chet Allen, American child actor (Amahl and the Night Visitors), intentionally overdoses at 45
  • Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), dies at 78
  • Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies
1984 Highlights

About June 17, 1984

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini