Historical Events In 1984
Friday, 30 October 2020
Jan 17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws on this day in history.
Jan 18 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead on this day in history.
Jan 20 In the year 1984 johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
Jan 20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners in the year 1984.
Jan 21 Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49 in the year 1984.
Jan 21 In the year 1984 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Jan 22 Passengers escape when the ferry Karrabee sinks at its moorings in Circular Quay after coming third in annual Sydney ferry race in the year 1984.
Jan 23 In the year 1984 greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
Jan 23 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ on this day in history.
Jan 23 Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92 in the year 1984.
Jan 23 In the year 1984 stuart & Lillian Kelly of Brantford collect $13,890,588.80 for winning ticket in Lotto 6-49; largest to date
Jan 24 In the year 1984 aBC network agrees to pay $386 million for US TV rights to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics; a record sum to that date; CTV will handle the Canadian feed.
Jan 24 Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer in the year 1984.
Jan 24 On this day in history apple unveils its Macintosh personal computer, the first with a graphical interface
Jan 26 Federal government announces land claims settlement with Yukon first nations, who receive $620 million and title to 20,000 sq km on this day in history.
Jan 26 In the year 1984 uS navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters &a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst New Jersey
Jan 27 On this day in history john &Yoko release "Milk &Honey" album
Jan 27 On this day in history lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
Jan 27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial on this day in history.
Jan 27 In the year 1984 pop singer Michael Jackson is hospitalized when his hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles.
Jan 28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71 in the year 1984.
Jan 28 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany in the year 1984.
Jan 29 In the year 1984 actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
Jan 29 Frances Goodrich (Diary of Anne Frank), dies from lung cancer at 93 on this day in history.
Jan 29 Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer on this day in history.
Jan 29 On this day in history president Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
Jan 29 Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched on this day in history.
Jan 31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network in the year 1984.
Jan 31 NBC TV news reporter Edwin Newman retires after 35 years with the network in the year 1984.
Jan 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1984.
Feb 01 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations on this day in history.
Feb 01 On this day in history ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
Feb 02 Lebanese army fight in Beirut in the year 1984.
Feb 02 In the year 1984 medicare scheme formally adopted in Australia.