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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1984 – The original 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 antitrust suit against AT&T.
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- May 8, 1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
- June 8, 1984 – Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
- August 11, 1984 – “We begin bombing in five minutes” - United States President Ronald Reagan, while running for re-election, jokes while preparing to make his weekly Saturday address on National Public Radio.
- August 15, 1984 – The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
- September 5, 1984 – Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
- September 21, 1984 – Brunei joins the United Nations.
- October 11, 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- March 3, 1984 – Valerio Bernabò, Italian rugby player
- April 14, 1984 – Charles Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater
- May 4, 1984 – Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi test cricket player (d. 2007)
- June 9, 1984 – Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
- August 13, 1984 – Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
- September 9, 1984 – Brad Guzan, American footballer
- September 22, 1984 – Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
- September 25, 1984 – Matías Silvestre, Argentine footballer
- October 29, 1984 – Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
- November 17, 1984 – Amanda Evora, American figure skater