On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1984

Historical Events

Film Release

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US

  • 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or

Film Premier

Crime epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" directed by Sergio Leone starring Robert De Niro and James Woods premieres at Cannes

  • Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Wylie, actor (Picket Fences)
1984 Highlights

About May 23, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini