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

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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?
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Release year: 1984

Directed by: Milos Forman

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

Country: United States of America

Choose Me

Choose Me

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau

Sam's Son

Sam's Son

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Michael Landon

Starring: Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hallie Todd

Old Enough

Old Enough

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Marisa Silver

Starring: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano



Release year: 1984

Directed by: William Tannen

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Treat Williams, Rip Torn, Kevin Conway


Which were the most popular books released in August 1984?
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In God'S Name by David A. Yallop

In God'S Name


Three days after his election, Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani) died in unusual circumstances. Rumours of a cover up began to circulate almost immediately around the Vatican.

The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum


Louis L'Amour is best known for his ability capture the drama and spirit of the American West. He now guides his readers to a distant frontier--the Frontier of the Unknown.

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine by Bob Greene

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine


The first year of a child's life: A father's journal.

The Gremlins Storybook by Mary Carey

The Gremlins Storybook


Gizmo is a beastly gremlin that appears when Billy fails to follow the instructions to care for his new pet.

The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick


Amazing powers were able to descend upon Alexandra, Jane and Sukie in a small Rhode Island town near the end of Vietnam. They bewitched divorcees with instant access to all