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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1984?


Events

  • 01 May 1984 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
  • 02 May 1984 Sunday in the Park with George opens at Booth NYC for 604 performances
  • 05 May 1984 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4.
  • 06 May 1984 Baltimore Orioles' player Cal Ripken Jr hits for the cycle.
  • 07 May 1984 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic.
  • 08 May 1984 USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
  • 09 May 1984 White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game
  • 10 May 1984 International Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua.
  • 11 May 1984 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
  • 12 May 1984 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-D
  • 13 May 1984 Oliver! closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 14 May 1984 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama wins.
  • 16 May 1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 17 May 1984 Cincinnati Reds' Mario Soto throws four strikeouts in one inning.
  • 19 May 1984 King Of Suede by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62
  • 20 May 1984 On Your Toes closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 21 May 1984 Atari introduces the Atari 7800 ProSystem video game system. It features higher resolution graphics than the Atari 5200, optional keyboard to make it a home computer, and compatibility with Atari 2600 cartridges. Price is US$149.
  • 23 May 1984 Detroit Tigers win 16th straight road game, tying American League record.
  • 24 May 1984 Wiz opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 25 May 1984 Detroit Tigers loss to Seattle Mariners 7-3 ends record-tying 17 consecutive wins.
  • 26 May 1984 Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla
  • 27 May 1984 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
  • 29 May 1984 Boston Red Sox retires number 9 (Ted Williams) and number 4 (Joe Cronin).
  • 30 May 1984 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • 31 May 1984 57th US National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling "luge".

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Saaransh

Saaransh

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Mahesh Bhatt

Starring: Rohini Hattangadi, Anupam Kher, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Country: United States of America

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Country: United States of America

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1984?
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The Witches Of Eastwick by John Updike

The Witches Of Eastwick

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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all

The Wheel Of Fortune by Susan Howatch

The Wheel Of Fortune

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Robert Godwin’s tumultuous ride on the Wheel of Fortune begins with his passion for his sensual cousin Ginevra, as they waltz to “The Blue Danube” beneath the chandeliers at Oxmoon, his

Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka

Warday

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. First Edition (stated), and First Printing, with full number line. "0484" on front jacket flap.

The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour

The Walking Drum

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Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the

Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family