What Happened on May 1, 1984

Historical Events

Historic Publication

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

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music History

Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

  • NFL Draft: Nebraska wide receiver Irving Fryar first pick by New England Patriots
1984 History

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 (Days of Our Lives), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese J-pop singer (NEWS), born in Sagamihara, Japan
  • Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (77 caps; FC Köln, FC Nürnberg), born in Trbovlje, Slovenia
Born in 1984

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

About May 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: The Reflex - Duran Duran