On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1984

Historical Events

  • MLB Cleveland Indians' infielder Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 innings)

Baseball Record

New York Yankee Don Mattingly's single breaks up Chicago White Sox pitcher Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid, at Comiskey Park

Music Premiere

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George", a fictionalized version of painter Georges Seurat's relationship with his grandson, starring Mandy Patinkin, opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 604 performances, wins a Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  • US performs underground nuclear test "Orkney" at Nevada Test Site, with an estimated 250 ton yield

Famous Birthdays

  • Saulius MikoliĆ«nas, Lithuanian footballer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player, born in Vevey, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Barry, american game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies of cardiac arrest at 66
  • Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Klinkaart, Het begeren), dies at 64
1984 Highlights

About May 2, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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