On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1984

Historical Events

  • Discovery moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 51A mission
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist, singer and songwriter (Radio Music Society; 12 Little Spells), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India
  • Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier

Famous Deaths

  • Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
  • Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
1984 Highlights

About October 18, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra