On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1984

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Suková 6-7, 6-1, 6-3; continues streak of winning at least 1 major per year since 1973

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Famous Birthdays

  • Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Greg Halford, English footballer, born in Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Sam Hunt, American country pop singer (Take Your Time), born in Cedartown, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • Razzle [Nicholas Dingley], British drummer (Hanoi Rocks), dies at 24
  • Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953)
1984 Highlights

About December 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius