What Happened on December 19, 1984

Historical Events

  • 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library [1]
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Treaty of Interest

Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997

  • Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

Sports History

Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

Sports History

Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points


Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher

Famous Deaths

  • Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • Michel Magne, French experimental music and film score composer (Gigot; Barbarella), and recording studio owner (Château d'Hérouville). takes his own life at 54
1984 Highlights

About December 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid