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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 27, 1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- April 6, 1984 – Members of Cameroon’s Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.
- April 20, 1984 – The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
- 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.
- July 18, 1984 – McDonald’s massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.
- October 16, 1984 – The Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
- October 26, 1984 – “Baby Fae” receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
- December 20, 1984 – The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 11, 1984 – Dario Krešić, Croatian goalkeeper at Greek club PAOK F.C.
- March 28, 1984 – Christopher Samba, French footballer
- April 8, 1984 – Kirsten Storms, American actress
- May 21, 1984 – Sara Goller, German beach volleyball player
- July 7, 1984 – Marie-Mai, Canadian singer
- August 24, 1984 – Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
- September 25, 1984 – Annabelle Wallis, English actress
- October 27, 1984 – Brady Quinn, American football player
- December 12, 1984 – Daniel Merrett, Australian football player
- December 14, 1984 – Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer