On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1984

Historical Events

  • 5th United Negro College Fund
  • Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

Election of Interest

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections

Sports History

Wayne Gretzky scores his NHL career 32nd hat trick & adds 3 assists in Edmonton's 6-3 win over Detroit Red Wings for his 100th point in just 35 games; 2nd fastest in history - recorded 100 points in 34 games in 1983


Famous Weddings

Mark McGwire

MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

Paul O'Neill

MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio


Famous Deaths

  • Leo Robin, American songwriter ("Thanks For the Memory"; "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Sidney Garfield, American physician and pioneer of health maintenance organizations (Kaiser Permanente), dies at 78
1984 Highlights

About December 29, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn