What Happened on March 27, 1984

Historical Events

  • Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines

Music Premiere

Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's rock musical "Starlight Express"

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Ann Lloyd, American actress (Apollo 13), born in Glendale, California
  • Jon Paul Steur, American actor (Grace Under Fire), born in Escondido, California
1984 Highlights

About March 27, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • UK #1 Song: Hello - Lionel Richie