Historical Events In 1984
Wednesday, 04 August 2021
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 in the year 1984.
Jan 20 On this day in history 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 In the year 1984 passengers escape when the ferry Karrabee sinks at its moorings in Circular Quay after coming third in annual Sydney ferry race.
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 in the year 1984.
Jan 23 On this day in history samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
Jan 23 Stuart & Lillian Kelly of Brantford collect $13,890,588.80 for winning ticket in Lotto 6-49; largest to date in the year 1984.
Jan 24 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 on this day in history.
Jan 24 Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer on this day in history.
Jan 24 Apple unveils its Macintosh personal computer, the first with a graphical interface in the year 1984.
Jan 26 Federal government announces land claims settlement with Yukon first nations, who receive $620 million and title to 20,000 sq km in the year 1984.
Jan 26 US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters &a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst New Jersey on this day in history.
Jan 27 John &Yoko release "Milk &Honey" album in the year 1984.
Jan 27 In the year 1984 lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
Jan 27 On this day in history michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
Jan 27 Pop singer Michael Jackson is hospitalized when his hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles in the year 1984.
Jan 28 In the year 1984 john Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
Jan 28 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany on this day in history.
Jan 29 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman in the year 1984.
Jan 29 On this day in history frances Goodrich (Diary of Anne Frank), dies from lung cancer at 93
Jan 29 In the year 1984 frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
Jan 29 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term on this day in history.
Jan 29 Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched in the year 1984.
Jan 31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network on this day in history.
Jan 31 In the year 1984 nBC TV news reporter Edwin Newman retires after 35 years with the network.
Jan 31 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 01 In the year 1984 china & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
Feb 01 Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203) on this day in history.
Feb 02 On this day in history lebanese army fight in Beirut
Feb 02 On this day in history medicare scheme formally adopted in Australia.