On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • David Backes, American NHL center (Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Farah Fath, American actress
  • Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)
  • Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (Slovenia 77 caps), 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 marathon runner (silver medal 1920 Olympics), dies at 93