On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Single

"Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by Band Aid is released in the UK

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured

Famous Birthdays

  • Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

Famous Weddings

  • Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, dies at 72
  • Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)