On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1984

Historical Events

  • Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
  • US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • Michael Sklar, American comedian (Laugh-In; Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
1984 Highlights

About March 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 18 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