On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1984

Historical Events

  • 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
  • Papa John's Pizza is founded by John Schnatter in Jeffersonville, Indiana; it would go on to become the fourth-largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States
  • Richard Miller becomes 1st (former) FBI agent to be charged with espionage

Famous Birthdays

  • John Morris, American voice actor (Toy Story), born in Paris, Texas
  • Marion Bartoli, French tennis player (Wimbledon 2013), born in Haute-Loire, France
1984 Highlights

About October 2, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra