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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1984?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1984 Greg Page knocks out Gerrie Coetzee in 8 rounds for WBA heavyweight boxing title.
  • 02 Dec 1984 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
  • 03 Dec 1984 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
  • 04 Dec 1984 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
  • 05 Dec 1984 French colonies kill ten Kanaken in New Caledonia.
  • 06 Dec 1984 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill second hostage.
  • 08 Dec 1984 Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live
  • 09 Dec 1984 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends
  • 10 Dec 1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • 11 Dec 1984 Doug Henning & His World... opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
  • 12 Dec 1984 Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d'etat against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter is attending a summit.
  • 13 Dec 1984 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers first stroke.
  • 14 Dec 1984 Nigeria recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 18 Dec 1984 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1).
  • 19 Dec 1984 China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
  • 20 Dec 1984 33 unknown keyboard (piano) works of Johann Sebastion Bach are found in the Yale library.
  • 22 Dec 1984 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
  • 24 Dec 1984 Palace coup in Mauritania.
  • 26 Dec 1984 Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este.
  • 28 Dec 1984 TV soap Edge of Night ends 28 year run
  • 29 Dec 1984 5th United Negro College Fund
  • 30 Dec 1984 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed.
  • 31 Dec 1984 US leaves UNESCO.

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1984?
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Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard

Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself

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The 1950s were simple times to grow up. For Lewis Grizzard and his buddies, "gallivanting" meant hanging out at the local store, eating Zagnut candy bars, and drinking "Big Orange bellywashers."

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 Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz by Joan Rivers

The Life And Hard Times Of Heidi Abromowitz

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From the jacketflap:Written with complete candor and riotous disregard for sworn confidences, America's number-one comedienne, Joan Rivers, confides the naked truths about her former best, best friend, Heidi Abromowitz, the girl whose come-hither look inspired the discovery of penicillin.Without

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Son Of The Morning Star by Evan S. Connell

Son Of The Morning Star

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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even