What Happened on October 28, 1984

Historical Events

NYC Women's Marathon

14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30

  • 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Paige, American model
  • Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 64

About October 28, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) - Billy Ocean
  • UK #1 Song: Freedom - Wham!