December 1984 calendar

December 1984

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1984?


  • 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.
  • 01 Dec 1984 NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Goyoutube
  2. - Out Of Touch
  3. - Like A Virgin
  4. - Wild Boys
  5. - I Feel For You

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Do They Know It's Christmas?
  2. - Pipes Of Peace
  3. - The Power Of Love
  4. - What Is Love
  5. - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1984?

The Brain by Richard M. Restak

The Brain


Richard Restak, a best-selling author and Neurologist, brings readers up-to-date with the latest scientific discoveries about the most complicated and mysterious object in creation--the brain.

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman


The "extraordinary" collaboration of #1 bestselling author Stephen King with Peter Straub (The Washington Post). An epic thriller about a young boy who tries to save his mother's lives.

Superior Women by Alice Adams

Superior Women


Megan Greene, desperate to escape her carhop mom and the ranks and file in her California town, heads to Radcliffe -- partly to pursue an older gentleman (twenty-one Harvard medical).

Lincoln by Gore Vidal



Gore Vidal's Narratives Of Empire series covers the history of America from the Revolution through the post-World War II years.