On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1984

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lowell, American actor
  • Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player (BDO World Champion 2006), born in Alphen, Netherlands
  • Randall Munroe, American webcomic author

Famous Deaths

  • Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
1984 Highlights

About October 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra