What Happened on August 18, 1984

Historical Events

  • Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
Born in 1984

Famous Weddings

  • Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (22) weds Des Moines department store heiress Julie Anne Friedman (25) at London registrar's office
1984 Highlights

About August 18, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: Careless Whisper - George Michael