On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1984

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"The Terminator" directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Linda Hamilton
Actress
Linda Hamilton
  • 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, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • 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
1984 Highlights

About October 26, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio