On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Lowell, American actor
  • Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player
  • Randall Munroe, American webcomic author

Famous Deaths

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