On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1984

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 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)
1984 Highlights

About December 3, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius