On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23

Famous Deaths

  • Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter ("City O f New Orleans"; "Chicken Cordon Blues"), dies of leukemia at 36
1984 Highlights

About September 20, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo