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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 10, 1984 – The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 19, 1984 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
- May 8, 1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
- May 17, 1984 – 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 Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
- July 23, 1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.
- August 1, 1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
- November 19, 1984 – 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.
- November 25, 1984 – 36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
- December 4, 1984 – Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 26, 1984 – Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist
- January 30, 1984 – Xi Zhang, American Painter
- March 20, 1984 – Marcus Vick, American football player
- June 10, 1984 – Dean Leacock, English football player
- June 15, 1984 – Mauro Rizzo, Italian footballer
- July 2, 1984 – Johnny Weir, American figure skater
- August 28, 1984 – Sarah Roemer, American actress and model
- September 12, 1984 – September, Swedish singer
- September 17, 1984 – John Kucera, Canadian alpine ski racer
- October 13, 1984 – Frank Simek, American footballer