On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"
  • Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland

French Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1; 2nd women in Open Era to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at once

  • Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

Music History

Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Famous Birthdays

  • Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato folk music singer and songwriter ("Vivo en el Limbo" - I Live in the Limbo), born in Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia (d. 2005)
  • Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer, born in Shiraz, Iran
  • Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player, born in Sancti SpĂ­ritus, Cuba
1984 Highlights

About June 9, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini