May 1984 calendar

May 1984

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1984?


  • 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".
  • 08 May 1984 The USSR announces a boycott upon the Summer Olympics at Los Angeles, later joined by 14 other countries.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  2. - Helloyoutube
  3. - Let's Hear It For The Boy
  4. - Time After Timeyoutube
  5. - Hold Me Now

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Reflexyoutube
  2. - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  3. - Automatic
  4. - Two Tribes
  5. - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1984?

Smart Women by Judy Blume

Smart Women


Margo and B.B. Each are divorcées and Margo and B.B. are trying to reinvent their lives in Colorado. Their teenage daughters watch with humor and horror.

Night Sky by Clare Francis

Night Sky


Three people are caught up in the chaos of World War II. Their lives become intertwined in a web that combines courage, betrayal, and love.

Descent From Xanadu by Harold Robbins

Descent From Xanadu


"Robbins brought four letter words and sexy sex out the dirty bookstore and onto mainstream America's bedside table." --USA Today Ruthless and unscrupulous, Judd Crane is the richest.

One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald

One More Sunday


Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer. Here, devout workers use state-of the-art computer equipment and hundreds of prayers to process the thousands of dollars in daily donations.

Full Circle by Danielle Steel

Full Circle


The 1960s. Kennedy. Martin Luther King. Civil rights. Viet Nam. Tana Roberts is born in this turbulent decade and embarks on a journey that will take her from New York to South Carolina during the heat.