On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1984

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed

NHL Record

Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player (Irish national team), born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American bio-chemist (Nobel 1947-discovery of how glycogen (animal starch) – a derivative of glucose – is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy), dies at 87

Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), dies at 82

1984 Highlights

About October 20, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra