What Happened on December 31, 1984

Historical Events

  • Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
  • NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
  • US leaves UNESCO
1984 Highlights

About December 31, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid