On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1984

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Full Circle” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
  • NFL Draft: Nebraska wide receiver Irving Fryar first pick by New England Patriots

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Farnerud, Swedish soccer midfielder (8 caps; Strasbourg, Young Boys), born in Landskrona, Sweden
  • David Backes, American ice hockey center (NHL All Star 2011; Olympic silver 2010; St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Farah Fath, American actress
  • Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)
  • Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (77 caps; FC Köln, FC Nürnberg), born in Trbovlje, Slovenia

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Jenkins, American arranger and orchestra leader (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra), dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73
  • Jüri Lossmann, Estonian athlete (Olympic silver marathon 1920), dies at 93
1984 Highlights

About May 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus