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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 10, 1984 – The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
- January 22, 1984 – 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” television commercial.
- 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 7, 1984 – 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).
- 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.
- September 14, 1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
- October 5, 1984 – Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- October 16, 1984 – The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 16, 1984 – Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer
- January 17, 1984 – Calvin Harris, Scottish music producer and vocalist
- February 26, 1984 – Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
- February 29, 1984 – Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
- April 9, 1984 – Linda Chung, Canadian/Hong Kong actress and singer
- June 30, 1984 – Fantasia Barrino, American singer
- August 14, 1984 – Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
- August 27, 1984 – David Bentley, English footballer
- September 17, 1984 – John Kucera, Canadian alpine ski racer
- November 14, 1984 – Lisa De Vanna, Australian footballer