What Happened on March 6, 1984

Historical Events

  • Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky, Japanese-British entertainer
  • Chris Tomson, American rock drummer (Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"; "Oxford Comma"),, born in Upper Freehold, New Jersey
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Martin Niemöller, German theologian who supported then opposed the Nazi regime, famous for his widely quoted poem "First they came ...", dies at 92
  • Pierre Cochereau, French composer, dies at 59
1984 Highlights

About March 6, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 19 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