On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1984

Historical Events

  • Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
  • STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad

Famous Birthdays

  • Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
  • Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
1984 Highlights

About October 23, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio