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 January Lance Brooks / Discus Thrower / United States of America
01 January Rubens Sambueza / Footballer / Argentina
03 DecemberAvraam Papadopoulos / Footballer / Greece
04 DecemberMarco Giambruno / Footballer / Italy
04 March Tamir Cohen / Footballer / Israel
05 AprilKisho Yano / Footballer / Japan
05 OctoberNaima Adedapo / Singer / United States of America
07 OctoberZachary Wyatt / Politician / United States of America
08 AprilTaran Noah Smith / Actor / United States of America
11 February Maarten Heisen / Sprinter / Netherlands
14 JulyNilmar / Footballer / Brazil
15 DecemberMartyn Bernard / Jumper / United Kingdom
17 SeptemberDomenico Citro / Footballer / Italy
18 DecemberPaul Harrison / Footballer / United Kingdom
18 OctoberRobert Harting / Discus Thrower / Germany
21 March Tiago dos Santos Roberto / Footballer / Brazil
21 NovemberJena Malone / Actress / United States of America
27 JulyMax Scherzer / Baseball Player / United States of America
29 AprilPaulius Jankūnas / Basketball Player / Lithuania
29 JuneAleksandr Shustov / Jumper / Russia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1984:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 JulyZhu Zhu / Actress / India
19 January Karun Chandhok / Racing Car Driver / India
19 MarchTanushree Dutta / Actress / India
23 NovemberAmruta Khanvilkar / Actress / India
18 NovemberNisha Raval / Actress / India
29 SeptemberIsha Sharwani / Actress / India
03 AugustSunil Chhetri / Footballer / India
14 DecemberDivyanka Tripathi / Actress / India
14 DecemberRana Daggubati / Actor / India
05 MarchAarti Agarwal / Actress / India
04 February Sandeep Acharya / Singer / India
29 February Adam Sinclair / Hockey Player / India
18 OctoberFreida Pinto / Actress / India
02 AprilDeep Sidhu / Actor / India
04 JunePriyamani / Actress / India
04 FebruarySandeep Acharya / Singer / India
17 AugustVasuki Sunkavalli / Actress / India
19 DecemberAnkita Lokhande / Actress / India
31 MarchNeha Kapur / Actress / India
05 JanuaryChakravarthi Rangarajan / Economist / India

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