On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1984

Historical Events

  • Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus

Sports History

Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

Famous Birthdays

  • Matt Cain, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants; perfect game 2012; MLB All Star 2009, 11-12), born in Dothan, Alabama

Famous Weddings

Sigourney Weaver

Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Goodman, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1949, 53; AL batting champion 1950), dies of cancer at 58
  • Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72
1984 Highlights

About October 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra