On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1984

Historical Events

  • 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
  • August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC
  • NASA launches space vehicle S-208

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Vice Presidential candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) and George H. W. Bush (R)

Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro
Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee
Geraldine Ferraro

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress (Superbad), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer (Roeselare), born in Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
1984 Highlights

About October 11, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra