February 1984 calendar

February 1984

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1984?


  • 01 Feb 1984 China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations.
  • 02 Feb 1984 8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards
  • 03 Feb 1984 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B) - Challenger 4 launched
  • 04 Feb 1984 9 closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 739 performances
  • 05 Feb 1984 Patty Sheehan win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • 07 Feb 1984 Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk
  • 08 Feb 1984 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • 09 Feb 1984 Rink opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 11 Feb 1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B) - Challenger 4-returns to Earth
  • 12 Feb 1984 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate Bolero at Olympics
  • 13 Feb 1984 Six-year-old Texan Stormie Jones gets first heart and liver transplant.
  • 14 Feb 1984 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
  • 15 Feb 1984 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq.
  • 16 Feb 1984 New Jersey Devils' first overtime goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5.
  • 18 Feb 1984 Revised concordat between Italy and the Vatican signed.
  • 19 Feb 1984 Doonesbury closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 21 Feb 1984 Timex withdraws from the home computer business. Timex introduced the British Sinclair Research ZX81 computer to North America as the Timex/Sinclair 1000 in 1982. Priced at $100, then dropped to $50, a lack of software and physical size and memory size limitations dampened initial public enthusiasm.
  • 24 Feb 1984 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran.
  • 25 Feb 1984 Oil fire in Cubatao, Brazil kills 500.
  • 26 Feb 1984 Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called New York City "Hymietown".
  • 27 Feb 1984 WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC
  • 28 Feb 1984 26th Grammy Awards: "Beat It", Michael Jackson wins eight.
  • 29 Feb 1984 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announces he will retire as soon as the Liberals can elect another leader.
  • 03 Feb 1984 Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Karma Chameleonyoutube
  2. - Jumpyoutube
  3. - Owner Of A Lonely Heartyoutube
  4. - Joannayoutube
  5. - 99 Luftballonsyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Relax
  2. - 99 Red Balloons
  3. - Radio Ga Ga
  4. - Joanna / Tonight
  5. - Girls Just Want To Have Funyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1984?

The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart

The Wicked Day


The bastard Mordred was born of an incestuous marriage between King Arthur's half-sister, the evil sorceress Morgause.

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence


In Search of Excellence is the "Greatest Business Book of All Time" by Bloomsbury UK. It has been a staple in every business school, boardroom and bedside table.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic


While I was thinking here last night, Some Whatifs crawled into my ear. They danced and partied all night. And sang the same old Whatif song: What if I fail that test?

Late Night Thoughts On Listening To Mahler'S Ninth Symphony by Lewis Thomas

Late Night Thoughts On Listening To Mahler'S Ninth Symphony


This remarkable collection of essays by Lewis Thomas, a National Book Award-winning writer and scientist, is still relevant today. The essays are lighthearted, funny, and provocative. They address topics such as "The..."

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Neverending Story


Bastian sets out on an adventure in the wild world of Fantastica. This magical land is filled with giants, dragons, and monsters. Bastian risks his life to save Fantastica.