On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1984

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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? 36 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo