What Happened on December 22, 1984

Historical Events

  • Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train

#1 in the Charts

Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks

  • Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG

Famous Birthdays

  • Basshunter [Jonas Erik Altberg], Swedish record producer and DJ (Now You're Gone), born in Halmstad, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Viola Wells [Evans], American jazz, blues, and gospel singer, dies at 82
1984 Highlights

About December 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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