What Happened on December 3, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Union Carbide pesticide plant leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured

Famous Birthdays

  • Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

Famous Weddings

  • Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisc

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)