What Happened on December 5, 1984

Historical Events

Sports History

A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

  • French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Solinsky, American distance runner, born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Lera Lynn, American singer-songwriter (True Detective), born in Houston, Texas
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)

About December 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Out Of Touch - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood