What Happened on December 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

AgreementTreaty of Interest

China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher

Famous Deaths

  • Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54