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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Birdy

Birdy

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Starman

Starman

Release year: 1984

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Country: United States of America

Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Glenn Jordan

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Durning, Louise Latham

Dune

Dune

Release year: 1984

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Country: United States of America

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1984?
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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.

The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss

The Butter Battle Book

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The Butter Battle Book, Dr. Seuss's classic cautionary tale, introduces readers to the important lesson of respecting differences. The Yooks and Zooks share a love of buttered bread, but animosity brews between the two groups because they prefer to enjoy …

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings

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ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS, EUDORA WELTY, 1985 EDITION, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

Heritage by Abba Eban

Heritage

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A magnificently illustrated, superbly written history and the companion volume to the award-winning PBS television series Heritage, narrated by Abba Eban and viewed by some 50 million Americans.

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."