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Historical Events for the Year 1984

  • 1st January » The original AT&T Corporation American Telephone & Telegraph Company is divested of its 22 Bell System companies as a result of the settlement of the 1974 United States Department of Justice Competition law antitrust Bell System divestiture suit against A
  • 1st January » Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
  • 7th January » Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 22nd January » The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous '"1984 (commercial) or 1984"' television commercial.
  • 24th January » The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  • 27th January » Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
  • 28th January » Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
  • 3rd February » Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • 7th February » Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
  • 13th February » Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • 24th February » Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
  • 14th March » Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
  • 16th March » William Francis Buckley known as William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
  • 22nd March » Teachers at the McMartin preschool trial called McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
  • 29th March » The Indianapolis Colts called Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower Transit called Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.
  • 4th April » President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
  • 13th April » India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
  • 20th April » The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
  • 6th May » One hundred three Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul.
  • 8th May » The Soviet Union announces that it will 1984 Summer Olympics boycott known as boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • 8th May » Corporal Denis Lortie enters the National Assembly of Quebec Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the Deliberative assembly assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later rec
  • 8th May » The Thames Barrier is officially opened.
  • 17th May » Charles, Prince of Wales known as Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend", sparking controversies on the proper role of the British Royal Family e.g R
  • 3rd June » Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for the Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6, with casualties, most of them civilia
  • 5th June » The Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, orders an attack on the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
  • 6th June » 'Tetris', one of the List of best-selling video games or best-selling video games of all time, is released.
  • 8th June » Homosexuality is declared legal in the States and territories of Australia known as Australian state of New South Wales.
  • 22nd June » Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1st July » The PG-13 rating is introduced by the Motion Picture Association of America called MPAA.
  • 23rd July » Vanessa L. Williams Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nudity nude photos of her appeared in 'Penthouse (magazine) Penthouse' magazine.
  • 25th July » 'Salyut 7' Astronaut or cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a Extra-vehicular activity e.g space walk.
  • 1st August » Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, northwest England
  • 4th August » The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
  • 11th August » "We begin bombing in five minutes" – President of the United States called United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on NPR or National Public Radio.
  • 22nd August » Murder of Brian Bishop called PC Brian Bishop a British police officer is shot in the head by an armed robber in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. He dies from his injuries five days later.
  • 30th August » STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle 'Space Shuttle Discovery e.g Discovery' takes off on its maiden voyage.
  • 5th September » STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery named Space Shuttle 'Discovery' lands after its maiden voyage.
  • 5th September » Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • 14th September » Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 18th September » Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 20th September » A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
  • 21st September » Brunei joins the United Nations.
  • 26th September » The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
  • 5th October » Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian space program e.g Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle 'Space Shuttle Challenger known as Challenger'.
  • 11th October » Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger or Space Shuttle 'Challenger', astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first United States e.g American woman to perform a space walk.
  • 11th October » An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot Flight 3352 e.g crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.
  • 12th October » Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister of the United Kingdom e.g Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
  • 16th October » 'The Bill' debuted on ITV (TV network) called ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
  • 16th October » Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 26th October » "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
  • 31st October » Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassination of Indira Gandhi called assassinated by two Sikh security guards. 1984 anti-Sikh riots or Riots break out in New Delhi and other cities and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.
  • 2nd November » Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 14th November » Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 19th November » San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the PEMEX petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.
  • 27th November » Under the Brussels Agreement, 1984 e.g Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
  • 1st December » NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.
  • 3rd December » Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industri
  • 4th December » Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers 1984 Mannar massacre known as kill 107-150 civilians in Mannar, Sri Lanka called Mannar.
  • 4th December » Hezbollah militants Aircraft hijacking named hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
  • 19th December » The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret
  • 20th December » The Summit Tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a Freight rail transport called freight train carrying over 1 million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden or Todmorden, England in the Pennines.
  • 22nd December » Bernhard Goetz shoots four African American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, New York.