On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1984

Historical Events

  • Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest" premieres in NYC
  • Indianapolis 500: 1979 champion Rick Mears wins second Indy 500 two laps ahead of the field after contenders Tom Sneva and Mario Andretti drop out in second half of the race

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Manuela Maleeva of Bulgaria wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day; Italian Open 1984, beats Virginie Ruzici, Carling Basset and Chris Evert in the final 6-3 6-3; only 7th player to beat Evert on clay

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player
1984 Highlights

About May 27, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini