On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1984

Historical Events

  • 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

Famous Birthdays

  • Eve Torres, American actress and professional wrestler (3 times WWE Divas Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Musician Chrissie Hynde marries fellow musician Jim Kerr (divorced 1990)

Singer-songwriter and Musician Chrissie Hynde
Singer-songwriter and Musician
Chrissie Hynde

1984 Highlights

About May 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus