On This Day

December 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 18 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the US


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Brooke Adams, American model and professional wrestler, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 4 Lindsay Felton, American actress (Caitlin's Way), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Dec 4 Lauren London, American actress (The Game), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Jayson Paul, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 14 Jackson Rathbone, American actor (The Twilight Saga), born in Singapore
  • Dec 16 Theo James (Taptiklis), British actor (Divergent, Insurgent), born in Oxford, England
  • Dec 25 Georgia Moffett, British actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 25 Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 25 Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 28 Beverly Mullins, American wrestler & model, born in Clearwater, Florida

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Martin Von Hasselberg at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman

Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
  • Dec 7 Jeanne Cagney, American actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies of cancer at 65
  • Dec 8 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • Dec 11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 24 Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), dies of a stomach haemorrhage at 53
  • Dec 24 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61