On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1984

Historical Events

  • Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London

Assassination

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

  • Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

Assassination

Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi who was assassinated


Famous Deaths

  • Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84

1984 Highlights

About October 31, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio