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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 19, 1984 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia’s national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
- May 8, 1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
- July 25, 1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
- September 26, 1984 – The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
- 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.
- November 27, 1984 – Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty.
- December 4, 1984 – Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Who Were Born On 1984?
- January 15, 1984 – Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
- February 6, 1984 – Piret Järvis, Estonian singer
- March 4, 1984 – Marin Čolak, Croatian auto racing driver
- April 25, 1984 – Robert Andino, American baseball player
- May 6, 1984 – Anton Babchuk, Ukrainian ice hockey player
- May 27, 1984 – Darin Brooks, American actor
- May 30, 1984 – Jordan Palmer, American football player
- October 26, 1984 – Amanda Overmyer, American singer
- December 4, 1984 – Lauren London, American actress
- December 8, 1984 – Greg Halford, English footballer