What Happened on May 19, 1984

Historical Events

Music History

"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

Sports History

109th Preakness: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., aboard Gate Dancer wins his second Pimlico classic

Sports History

Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

Sports History

Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Wayne Gretzky scores twice as Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 5-2 for a 4-1 series win; Oilers first SC title

  • STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcedes Lewis, American NFL tight end (Pro Bowl 2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers), born in Los Alamitos, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Holland, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1949; runner-up 1947, 48, 50), dies at 76
  • John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), dies at 77
1984 Highlights

About May 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: The Reflex - Duran Duran