December 3, 1984 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured

Weddings in History

  • Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

Deaths in History

  • Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian and presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)