On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist and singer (Chamber Music Society), 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, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26