On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1984

Historical Events

Music Concert

Eddie Van Halen makes a guest appearance, performing "Beat It", in a Jacksons concert, in Dallas, Texas

  • Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
  • Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • The last sitting of an all-white Parliament in South Africa
1984 Highlights

About July 13, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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