On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1984

Historical Events

  • British National Union of Mine Workers headed by Arthur Scargill supports regional strikes, calls for national action

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaimie Alexander, American actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], American R&B singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Shreya Ghoshal, Indian playback singer, songwriter, composer and music producer, born in Berhampore, West Bengal, India

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
1984 Highlights

About March 12, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jump - Van Halen
  • UK #1 Song: 99 Red Balloons - Nena