On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1984

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games

Baseball Record

Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Basehart, American actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
1984 Highlights

About September 17, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo