On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1984

Historical Events

Television Premiere

American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

  • John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
  • KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
  • Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
  • STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad

Sports History

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Denny McLain is indicted on charges of drug trafficking, embezzlement and racketeering; 25 year sentence later quashed


Famous Birthdays

  • Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Jamshedpur, India

Famous Deaths

  • Garry Winogrand, American photographer, dies of cancer at 56
1984 Highlights

About March 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces