On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

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, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.
  • Greg Halford, English footballer
  • 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, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953)