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, California, 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? 36 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces