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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

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 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 (US)
  • 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.

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Kingdom By The Sea by Paul Theroux

The Kingdom By The Sea

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After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the

The Journeyer by Gary Jennings

The Journeyer

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Legendary trader and explorer Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies.

The Robots Of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

The Robots Of Dawn

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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.

Berlin Game by Len Deighton

Berlin Game

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Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.East

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.