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

Chrissie Hynde

American rock singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde (32) weds Scottish 'Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr (25), in a horse-drawn carriage in New York City; divorce in 1990

1984 Highlights

About May 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus