On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1984

Historical Events

  • USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet

Famous Birthdays

  • Joshua Third, British Guitarist in The Horrors.
  • Martin Skrtel Slovakian Footballer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman

Actress Sally Field
Sally Field

LoveWedding of Interest

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82
  • Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), dies at 80
  • Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), dies of a heart attack at 69
1984 Highlights

About December 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius