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
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Alberta Hunter, American blues singer and composer, dies at 89
1984 Highlights

About October 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Freedom - Wham!