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1984 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- April 2, 1984 – Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched aboard Soyuz T-11, and becomes the first Indian in space.
- April 13, 1984 – India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
- June 3, 1984 – Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for the Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6 with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.
- June 22, 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- August 30, 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
- September 5, 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 10, 1984 – Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
- January 19, 1984 – Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
- February 14, 1984 – Hamed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer
- March 11, 1984 – Tom James, British rower
- April 25, 1984 – Robert Andino, American baseball player
- May 16, 1984 – Mickie Knuckles, American professional wrestler
- August 21, 1984 – Neil Dexter, South African cricketer
- August 27, 1984 – David Bentley, English footballer
- September 9, 1984 – Brad Guzan, American footballer
- October 27, 1984 – Emilie Ullerup, Danish actress