< MCMLXXXIV = 1984 >
Events in 1984
|11 January:|| ||BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Mike Read removes the single “Relax” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood from the turntable while informing his audience of his outrage after looking at the cover, two days before the BBC bans the song from all its stations.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|23 January:|| ||The song “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is released on single.|
|24 January:|| ||The Apple Macintosh computer is introduced.|
|2 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Pig makes room for the Year of the Rat.|
|3 February:|| ||The launch of space shuttle Challenger marks the tenth space shuttle mission.|
|7 February:|| ||The opening ceremony of the XIV Olympic Winter Games places Sarajevo at the center of the world.|
|9 February:|| ||Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, dies in Moscow at age 69 fifteen months after taking office.|
|13 February:|| ||Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.|
|14 February:|| ||Six years old Stormie Jones becomes the first person to receive a heart-liver transplant.|
|19 February:|| ||As the XIV Olympic Winter Games draw to a close, Sarajevo is applauded for its role as host.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|18 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1404 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|6 June:|| ||The video game “Tetris”, developed by Russian computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov while working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow, is released.|
|10 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|5 Augustus:|| ||The Republic of Upper Volta is renamed Burkina Faso, mixing the two major native languages as meaning “the home of upright people”.|
|11 Augustus:|| ||During a sound check prior to a radio speech American president Reagan jokes: “My fellow Americans, I 'm pleased to tell you today that I 've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes”.|
|24 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 Augustus:|| ||The United Kingdom and China sign an agreement to return Hong Kong to Chinese control in 1997.|
|30 Augustus:|| ||The space shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.|
|4 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||The movie “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, based on the novel of the same title by George Orwell, is premiered in the United Kingdom.|
|14 November:|| ||The blockbuster movie version of George Orwell's “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is released in Europe.|
|29 November:|| ||The Band Aid single “Do They Know It 's Christmas?” is released in support of the fight against the Ethiopean famine.|
|3 December:|| ||A cloud of methyl isocyanate and other deadly gases escapes from the Union Carbide pesticide manufacturing plant in Bhopal, India, one of the world's worst industrial catastrophes, killing many thousands and causing health problems in the area up to the present day.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1984
Peter Ueberroth, Time Man of the Year.Olof Palme, Marc Chagall, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Belcampo, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Samuel Beckett, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Kees Stip, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1984 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1888, 1928 and 1956 in the century before it and 2012, 2040 and 2068 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1984 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 January 2018.