April 1984 calendar

April 1984

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1984?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 01 Apr 1984 Singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father in his home in Arlington Heights, Los Angeles, California.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1984?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Footlooseyoutube
  2. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  3. - Somebody's Watching Me
  4. - Helloyoutube
  5. - Jumpyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Helloyoutube
  2. - You Take Me Up
  3. - A Love Worth Waiting For
  4. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  5. - I Want To Break Free


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1984?

The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose


Umberto Eco's debut novel was a sensation. It won the Premio Strega award and the Prix Medicis Etranger award. The year is 1327. Brother William of Baskerville arrives at the scene to investigate the allegations of heresy among Franciscans living …

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary


The classic #1 New York Times Bestseller by Stephen King is now available! Dr. Louis Creed moves with his family to Ludlow, Maine to start a new career.

Night Sky by Clare Francis

Night Sky


Three people are caught up in the chaos of World War II. Their lives become intertwined in a web that combines courage, betrayal, and love.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic


While I was thinking here last night, Some Whatifs crawled into my ear. They danced and partied all night. And sang the same old Whatif song: What if I fail that test?

Past Imperfect by Joan Collins

Past Imperfect


Joan Collins is an internationally renowned actress who has achieved stardom in the role of Alexis Carrington Colby, "Dynasty". A role that might have been a dream come true.