On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


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

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6

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

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

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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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcedes Lewis, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), dies at 77