Historical Events In 1984
Friday, 16 April 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 In the year 1984 malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
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 on this day in history.
Jan 21 In the year 1984 jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton in the year 1984.
Jan 22 Passengers escape when the ferry Karrabee sinks at its moorings in Circular Quay after coming third in annual Sydney ferry race on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1984 greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
Jan 23 In the year 1984 hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
Jan 23 In the year 1984 samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer
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 on this day in history.
Jan 26 On this day in history 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 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72 in the year 1984.
Jan 27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial in the year 1984.
Jan 27 Pop singer Michael Jackson is hospitalized when his hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles on this day in history.
Jan 28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Jan 28 On this day in history record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
Jan 29 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 1984 frances Goodrich (Diary of Anne Frank), dies from lung cancer at 93
Jan 29 Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer on this day in history.
Jan 29 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term in the year 1984.
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 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 In the year 1984 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 01 On this day in history china & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
Feb 01 In the year 1984 ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
Feb 02 Lebanese army fight in Beirut on this day in history.
Feb 02 Medicare scheme formally adopted in Australia on this day in history.