On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1984

Historical Events

Historic Event

13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G) Challenger 6 launched with the first Canadian in space Marc Garneau on board

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer, born in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies of a heart attack at 57
1984 Highlights

About October 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra