On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats Kevin Curren of South Africa 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
  • LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
  • Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January

Famous Deaths

  • Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)