On This Day

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

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? 36 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn