August 1984 calendar

August 1984

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1984: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1984?


  • 01 Aug 1984 Commercial peat-cutters discovers a the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
  • 03 Aug 1984 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 04 Aug 1984 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso
  • 05 Aug 1984 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 06 Aug 1984 203.05 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
  • 07 Aug 1984 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing New York Yankees.
  • 08 Aug 1984 Rink closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • 09 Aug 1984 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • 10 Aug 1984 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run.
  • 11 Aug 1984 During a radio voice test President Reagan joked he signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes
  • 12 Aug 1984 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • 13 Aug 1984 Morocco and Libya sign Arabic-African Union treaty
  • 14 Aug 1984 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • 15 Aug 1984 The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
  • 16 Aug 1984 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • 17 Aug 1984 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets two hits).
  • 18 Aug 1984 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Florida, spills 2.5 million gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire.
  • 19 Aug 1984 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • 22 Aug 1984 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • 24 Aug 1984 Pat Bradley set the LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver, Colorado.
  • 25 Aug 1984 French airship capsizes
  • 26 Aug 1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • 27 Aug 1984 US President Ronald Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project.
  • 28 Aug 1984 Josef Fritzl drugs and incarcerates his daughter Elisabeth in a secret cellar, in Amstetten, Austria she was released only after 24 years of sexual abuse and mental ordeal.
  • 30 Aug 1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) - Discovery 1 - launched (6 days).
  • 31 Aug 1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 05 Aug 1984 A Biman Bangladesh Airlines Fokker F27 Friendship crashes on approach to Zia International Airport, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing all 49 people on board.
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Music charts

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

  1. - When Doves Cryyoutube
  2. - Ghostbusters
  3. - What's Love Got To Do With It
  4. - Missing Youyoutube
  5. - State Of Shock

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Careless Whisper
  2. - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  3. - Two Tribes
  4. - Agadoo
  5. - Ghostbusters


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1984?

The Haj by Leon Uris

The Haj


Leon Uris returns to Exodus, his best-selling book, for an epic tale of love and hate, revenge and forgiveness.

Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips

Machine Dreams


Shelter, her debut novel, is a bestseller. It features the Hampsons, a small-town American family that has been profoundly affected by history's extraordinary events.

Wired by Bob Woodward



Belushi An eccentric talent who is addicted to life and has a great appetite for drugs, food, pleasure, and food. Belushi The star who slipped to the bottom.

Deep Six by Clive Cussler

Deep Six


Deep Six was originally published in 1984. A deadly tide of poison enters ocean waters.

The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch

The Wheel Of Fortune


Robert Godwin's turbulent ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins when he falls in love with Ginevra, his cousin. They dance to "The Blue Danube" under the lights of Oxmoon.