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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1984 – Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- January 24, 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
- January 28, 1984 – 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.
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- February 29, 1984 – Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces he will retire as soon as the Liberals can elect another leader.
- March 22, 1984 – Teachers at the 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.
- April 20, 1984 – The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
- June 3, 1984 – 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 civilians, in excess of 5,000.
- June 5, 1984 – Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.
- October 5, 1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 10, 1984 – Nando Rafael, Angolan-German footballer
- April 16, 1984 – Noah Fleiss, American actor
- April 28, 1984 – Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
- May 30, 1984 – Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer
- July 19, 1984 – Ryan O'Byrne, Canadian hockey player
- July 27, 1984 – Iekeliene Stange, Dutch high fashion model
- August 14, 1984 – Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
- October 6, 1984 – Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
- October 10, 1984 – Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
- December 11, 1984 – Spyros Vrontaras, Greek footballer