On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1984

Historical Events

  • Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 41G mission

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Whittingham, English footballer, born in Nuneaton, England
  • Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver (Renault F1 Team in 2010), born in Vyborg, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1950; AAA/USAC Championship 1949), dies at 66
  • Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, dies at 79
1984 Highlights

About September 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo