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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1984?


Events

  • 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 (National Day)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1984?
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D.V. by George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

D.V.

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Diana Vreeland’s best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous

The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

The Miko

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A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy.

In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name

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Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

The Fourth Protocol

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It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the