On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, [Perelmuth], operatic tenor, dies at 80 following a stroke
  • Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), dies of a heart attack at 69