On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1984

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Shayne Ward, British singer (UK X Factor - "That's My Goal"), and actor (Coronation Street), born in Tameside, Greater Manchester, England
  • Trevor Blumas, Canadian actor

Famous Divorces

George Gervin

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

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
1984 Highlights

About October 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra