On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1984

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, 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


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
1984 Highlights

About October 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra