On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1984

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • 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 forward (10 caps), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 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
1984 Highlights

About October 21, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra