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

Appointment 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Gates, British singer-songwriter, born in Bradford, England
  • Jack Conte, American entrepreneur (co-founder of Patreon), and singer-songwriter (Pomplamoose), born in San Francisco, California
  • Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
Born in 1984

About July 12, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When Doves Cry - Prince
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood