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
Born in 1984

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; Boston Red Sox), dies of cancer at 58

Walter Alston (1911-1984)

American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1955, 59, 63, 65; Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), dies from heart attack complications at 72

About October 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let's Go Crazy - Prince And The Revolution
  • UK #1 Song: I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder