What Happened on October 21, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time World Formula 1 Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost
  • Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
  • Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05

Famous Birthdays

  • Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater
  • Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
  • Kieran Richardson, English footballer
  • Marvin Mitchell, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52