On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1984

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Solinsky, American distance runner, born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
1984 Highlights

About December 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius