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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1984.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1984: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1984?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1984 American singer Marvin Gaye shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in Los Angeles, California at age 44 (born 1939).
  • 02 Apr 1984 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75.
  • 03 Apr 1984 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 Cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
  • 04 Apr 1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
  • 05 Apr 1984 Human Comedy opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 06 Apr 1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)- Challenger 5 is launched; first time 11 people in space.
  • 07 Apr 1984 Frank Church, American politician (Senator-Democrat-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at age 59.
  • 08 Apr 1984 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins.
  • 09 Apr 1984 56th Academy Awards - Terms of Endearment, R Duvall and S Maclaine win
  • 10 Apr 1984 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
  • 11 Apr 1984 Challenger Astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • 13 Apr 1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C) - Challenger 5-returns to Earth
  • 14 Apr 1984 Farewell concert of Doe Maar in Den Bosch Neth
  • 15 Apr 1984 Human Comedy closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 16 Apr 1984 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for American Primitive
  • 17 Apr 1984 Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead
  • 18 Apr 1984 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
  • 19 Apr 1984 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature Magazine)
  • 20 Apr 1984 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei, Afghanistan.
  • 21 Apr 1984 After 37 weeks, Thriller is knocked off as top album by Footloose
  • 22 Apr 1984 Ansel Adams, American photographer, dies at age 82 (born 1902).
  • 23 Apr 1984 AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • 24 Apr 1984 In Morgan Hill, California, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurs.
  • 25 Apr 1984 Rock group Wings disbands.
  • 26 Apr 1984 US President Ronald Reagan visits China.
  • 27 Apr 1984 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings.
  • 28 Apr 1984 La Tragedie de Carmen closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • 29 Apr 1984 Oliver! opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 30 Apr 1984 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

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Movies

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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Star Trek

Star Trek

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1984?
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One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Heretics Of Dune by Frank Herbert

Heretics Of Dune

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With more than ten million copies sold, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.

The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj

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Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness.

The March Of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March Of Folly

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

Unto This Hour by Tom Wicker

Unto This Hour

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This novel recounts five days in Virginia in August 1862, when an outnumbered Confederate Army delivered a smashing blow to Union forces.