What Happened on October 26, 1984

Historical Events

  • Stephanie Fae Beauclair ("Baby Fae") gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Amanda Overmyer, American singer (American Idol season 7 finalist), born in Mulberry, Indiana
  • Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer (PSV), born in Lima, Peru
  • Sasha Cohen, American figure skater (Grand Prix Final Champion 2003; Olympic silver 2006), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), dies from emphysema at 78
  • John Woods Duke, American composer, dies at 85
  • Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
  • Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49

About October 26, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

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