On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1984

Historical Events

Video Music Awards

1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Lamberg, American actor (The Lizzie McGuire movie), born in NYC, New York
  • Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor and singer (Vicky Donor), born in Chandigarh, India
  • Melissa McGhee, American rock singer (American Idol, season 5), born in Tampa, Florida

Famous Weddings

  • Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

Gene Wilder

Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France


Famous Divorces

John Carpenter

Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Janet Gaynor

Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise), dies from a traffic accident at 77

1984 Highlights

About September 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo