What Happened on October 21, 1984

Historical Events

Sports History

Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time Formula 1 World 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
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater
  • Kenny Cooper, American soccer forward (10 caps), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kieran Richardson, English footballer
  • Marvin Mitchell, American football player
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

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

About October 21, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • UK #1 Song: Freedom - Wham!