On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1984

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test

Sports History

Helena Suková snaps Martina Navratilova's 74-match winning streak 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the semi finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne; ends Navratilova's hopes of completing the Grand Slam

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
1984 Highlights

About December 6, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius