On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1984

Historical Events

  • 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Lamberg, American actor (The Lizzie McGuire movie), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

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

Actress Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor

1984 Highlights

About September 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo