What Happened on December 24, 1984

Historical Events

  • Palace coup in Mauritania

Famous Birthdays

  • Jehnny Beth [Camille Berthomier], French musician, singer-songwriter (John & Jehn; Savages; To Love Is to Live), born in Poitiers, France
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), dies of a stomach haemorrhage at 53
  • Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
1984 Highlights

About December 24, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 15 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