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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 7, 1984 – Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- March 5, 1984 – 6,000 miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery.
- March 14, 1984 – Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
- March 16, 1984 – William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- April 17, 1984 – Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People’s Bureau in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are wounded. The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building.
- June 22, 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- August 1, 1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
- September 20, 1984 – A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
- 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?
- January 8, 1984 – Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
- January 18, 1984 – Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
- March 1, 1984 – Jacob Lillyman, Australian rugby league footballer
- May 18, 1984 – Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
- June 16, 1984 – Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer
- June 24, 1984 – Andrea Raggi, Italian footballer
- August 11, 1984 – Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
- August 30, 1984 – Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
- September 6, 1984 – Orsi Kocsis, Hungarian model
- September 9, 1984 – Michalis Sifakis, Greek footballer