On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1984

Historical Events

  • Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old

Election of Interest

Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins the general election in India

Appointment of Interest

Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

  • TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Lloyd, British racing driver, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Beverly Mullins, American wrestler & model, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Leroy Lita, Congolese football player, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Martin Kaymer, German golfer (PGA C'ship 2010, US Open 2014), born in Düsseldorf, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
1984 Highlights

About December 28, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn