1984 in History – What happened in year 1984

In history, year 1984 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1984.

Know what happened in 1984:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 DecemberMethyl isocyanate and other toxic chemicals were accidentallyreleased from the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal,India, causing the world's largest industrial disaster.
04 AugustExactly a year after he came to power in the Republic of UpperVolta through a military coup, President Thomas Sankara changed its nameto Burkina Faso (flag pictured).
12 OctoberThe Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb at theGrand Hotel in Brighton, England, in a failed attempt to assassinateBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and most of her cabinet.
13 AprilIndian forces launched Operation Meghdoot, a preemptive attack on the disputed Siachen Glacier region of Kashmir, triggering a military conflict with Pakistan.
18 July A gunman massacred 21 people and injured 15 others at aMcDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego,California.
28 January Tropical Storm Domoina made landfall in southern Mozambique, causing some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
30 AugustSpace Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.
31 OctoberIndira Gandhi (pictured), India's only female prime minister,was assassinated by two of her own Sikh bodyguards, sparking anti-Sikhriots throughout the country.
14 NovemberCesar Climaco, mayor of Zamboanga City, the Philippines, wasassassinated by an unknown gunman.
06 MayPope John Paul II canonized 103 of the Korean Martyrs, who werethe subjects of religious persecution against Christians in 19th-centuryKorea.
22 JanuaryApple Computer introduced the Macintosh computer during SuperBowl XVIII with its groundbreaking '1984' television commercial.
01 AugustCommercial peat-cutters discovered the preserved bog body of aman, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
03 DecemberMethyl isocyanate and other toxic chemicals were accidentally released from the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal,India, causing the world's worst industrial disaster.
04 SeptemberThe Progressive Conservative Party led by Brian Mulroney wonthe largest majority government by total number of seats in Canadianhistory during the federal election.
05 NovemberMorning Ireland, Ireland's highest rated radio programme, wasbroadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 for the first time.
08 MayThe Soviet Union announced the boycott of the Summer Olympicsin Los Angeles, citing security concerns and stated that 'chauvinisticsentiments and an anti-Soviet hysteria [were] being whipped up in theUnited States'.
12 OctoberThe Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb at theGrand Hotel in Brighton, England, in a failed attempt to assassinateBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and most of her cabinet.
13 AprilIndian forces launched Operation Meghdoot, a preemptive attackon the disputed Siachen Glacier region of Kashmir, triggering a militaryconflict with Pakistan.
14 NovemberCesar Climaco, mayor of Zamboanga City, the Philippines, wasassassinated by an unknown gunman.
16 OctoberThe Bill debuted on ITV, eventually becoming the longest-running police procedural in British television history.
17 AprilBritish police officer Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killedwhile on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London's StJames's Square, resulting in an eleven-day police siege of the buildingand a breakdown of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
18 JulyA gunman massacred 21 people and injured 15 others at aMcDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego,California.
19 AprilScottish-born composer Peter Dodds McCormick's 'AdvanceAustralia Fair', a patriotic song that was first performed in 1878,officially replaced 'God Save the Queen' as Australia's national anthem.
20 SeptemberThe Cosby Show, which became one of three U.S. shows to have thehighest ratings five years in a row, aired its its pilot episode.
22 DecemberWhile riding a New York City Subway train, Bernhard Goetz shot four African American youths who attempted to rob him, sparking a nationwide debate on vigilantism, racism, and the legal limits of self-defense.
22 MarchIn what would be the longest and costliest criminal trial inUnited States history, teachers at the McMartin preschool in ManhattanBeach, California, were falsely charged with satanic ritual abuse ofschoolchildren.
22 January Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh, the first successful personal computer to use a graphical user interface, during SuperBowl XVIII with its groundbreaking '1984' television commercial.
23 JulyVanessa Williams, the first African-American Miss America,resigned in scandal after Penthouse magazine published nude photos ofher that were taken two years prior.
28 January Tropical Storm Domoina made landfall in southern Mozambique,causing some of the most severe flooding recorded in the region.
29 AugustFollowers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh deliberately contaminatedsalad bars in The Dalles, Oregon with salmonella, the first and singlelargest bioterrorist attack in United States history.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1984:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustSteve Feak / Game Designer / United States of America
04 AugustMardy Collins / Basketball Player / United States of America
06 March Daniël de Ridder / Footballer / Netherlands
06 February Piret Järvis / Singer / Estonia
11 JuneAndy Lee / Boxer / Ireland
12 February Andrei Sidorenkov / Footballer / Estonia
12 DecemberDaniel Agger / Footballer / Denmark
13 JuneNery Castillo / Footballer / Mexico
15 AprilDaniel Paille / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
16 AugustKonstantin Vassiljev / Footballer / Estonia
16 JuneSteven Whittaker / Footballer / Scotland
16 JuneGábor Császár / Handball Player / Hungary
17 MayChristine Ohuruogu / Runner / United Kingdom
17 AprilRaffaele Palladino / Footballer / Italy
19 February Chris Richardson / Writer / United States of America
20 March Vikram Banerjee / Cricketer / United Kingdom
22 March Piotr Trochowski / Footballer / Germany
25 March Liam Messam / Rugby Player / New Zealand
27 DecemberAndrejs Perepļotkins / Footballer / Ukraine
31 March Ed Williamson / Rugby Player / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1984:

YearName / Profession / Country
13 JulyUrvashi Sharma / Actress / India
29 FebruaryJanvi Chheda / Actress / India
05 JanuaryChakravarthi Rangarajan / Economist / India
29 SeptemberIsha Sharwani / Actress / India
31 MarchNeha Kapur / Actress / India
13 MayBenny Dayal / Singer / India
05 MarchAarti Agarwal / Actress / India
03 AugustSunil Chhetri / Footballer / India
23 NovemberAmruta Khanvilkar / Actress / India
04 FebruarySandeep Acharya / Singer / India
14 DecemberDivyanka Tripathi / Actress / India
18 OctoberFreida Pinto / Actress / India
14 SeptemberAyushman Khurana / Actor / India
10 January Kalki Koechlin / Actress / India
11 FebruarySherlyn Chopra / Actress / India
16 JulySurveen Chawla / Actress / India
17 AugustVasuki Sunkavalli / Actress / India
04 JunePriyamani / Actress / India
19 DecemberAnkita Lokhande / Actress / India
04 February Sandeep Acharya / Singer / India

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