What Happened on December 1, 1984

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham

Heisman Trophy

50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)

  • American boxer Greg Page KOs home town favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 8th round to win WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, South Africa

Sports History

American tennis icon Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match; beats Pascale Paradis of France 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open; Evert goes on to win the event

  • France performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Yolandi Visser, South African rapper (Die Antwoord), born in Port Albert, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
1984 Highlights

About December 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
  • UK #1 Song: I Should Have Known Better - Jim Diamond