On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1984

Historical Events

Music History

6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Adams, American model and professional wrestler, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Joe Thomas, American College Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle (University of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 2007-16, Cleveland Browns), born in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Lauren London, American actress (The Game), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Lindsay Felton, American actress (Caitlin's Way), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • John Rock, American obstetrician and gynecologist who co-developed the 1st birth control pill, dies at 94
1984 Highlights

About December 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius