On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

Famous Birthdays

  • Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005
  • Trevor Blumas, Canadian actor

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), dies of cancer at 53