What Happened on December 21, 1984

Historical Events

  • Brigham Young University (BYU) beats Michigan, 24-17 in the Holiday Bowl at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego to remain undefeated and secure their first ever NCAA Division I-A football title
  • Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
  • USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Potter, Irish football player, born in Liverpool, England

Famous Deaths

  • Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), dies at 56
1984 Highlights

About December 21, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 7 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