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1984 Historical Event(s)
- February 2, 1984 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Rat in Chinese astrology.
- February 7, 1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
- March 16, 1984 – William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
- April 13, 1984 – India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control.
- July 25, 1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
- September 5, 1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
- 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.
- November 14, 1984 – Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
- 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 1, 1984 – Stefano Pastrello, Italian footballer
- February 26, 1984 – Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
- February 29, 1984 – Cullen Jones, American swimmer
- March 20, 1984 – Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
- June 2, 1984 – Max Boyer, Canadian professional wrestler
- September 25, 1984 – Matías Silvestre, Argentine footballer
- October 1, 1984 – Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
- October 2, 1984 – Marion Bartoli, French tennis player
- October 3, 1984 – Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player
- October 18, 1984 – Lindsey Vonn, American alpine ski racer