On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1984

Historical Events

  • 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty wins aboard 13/1 Hallo Dandy; 23 complete the course, breaking record for most finishers

Sports History

Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (63 caps; FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • Jack Antonoff, American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Bleachers; fun.), born in Bergenfield, New Jersey
  • James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA

Famous Deaths

  • Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 39
1984 Highlights

About March 31, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries