On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1984

Historical Events

  • A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Geraldine Ferraro becomes the 1st US female major-party vice-presidential candidate, after Walter Mondale selects her as his Democratic Party running mate

Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro
Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee
Geraldine Ferraro
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Gates, British singer-songwriter, born in Bradford, England
  • Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
1984 Highlights

About July 12, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer