On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1984

Historical Events

  • 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery


Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

  • South Africa adopts constitution
  • St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets

Famous Birthdays

  • Garrett Hedlund, American actor, born in Roseau, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Schwartz, American composer (Girl from Paris; Excuse My Dust), dies at 83
1984 Highlights

About September 3, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo