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1984 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1984 – Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
- January 24, 1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- February 13, 1984 – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- April 13, 1984 – India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
- September 5, 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
- September 12, 1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden’s 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.
- September 14, 1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
- September 18, 1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
- October 12, 1984 – Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- March 10, 1984 – Nikos Arabatzis, Greek footballer
- April 9, 1984 – Linda Chung, Canadian/Hong Kong actress and singer
- May 20, 1984 – Kenny Vasoli, American singer and bassist (The Starting Line)
- June 10, 1984 – Johanna Kedzierski, German sprinter
- July 21, 1984 – Jurrick Juliana, Dutch footballer
- August 4, 1984 – Mardy Collins, American basketball player
- August 10, 1984 – Ryan Eggold, American actor
- September 24, 1984 – Taylor Eigsti, American jazz pianist and composer
- September 27, 1984 – John Lannan, American baseball player
- October 8, 1984 – Domenik Hixon, American Football player