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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1984?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball.
  • 02 Oct 1984 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
  • 04 Oct 1984 Yanks clinch AL East
  • 05 Oct 1984 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G) - Challenger 6 - launched. Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
  • 06 Oct 1984 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
  • 07 Oct 1984 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant
  • 08 Oct 1984 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • 09 Oct 1984 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
  • 11 Oct 1984 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
  • 12 Oct 1984 IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
  • 13 Oct 1984 John Henry becomes first thoroughbred to win US$6 million.
  • 14 Oct 1984 Quilters closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 15 Oct 1984 Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
  • 16 Oct 1984 Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
  • 17 Oct 1984 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
  • 18 Oct 1984 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission
  • 21 Oct 1984 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
  • 22 Oct 1984 Paul McCartney releases Give My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack
  • 23 Oct 1984 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • 24 Oct 1984 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
  • 25 Oct 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
  • 26 Oct 1984 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days.
  • 28 Oct 1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 29 Oct 1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win New York Marathon.
  • 30 Oct 1984 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 31 Oct 1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

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Movies

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

Interstellar

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Country: United States of America

Dosti

Dosti

Directed by: Satyen Bose

Starring: Sudhir Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sanjay Khan, Baby Farida

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Laura

Laura

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 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.

Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten

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A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader

The Miko

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A New York Times bestseller by the author of The Ninja: An American martial artist travels to Tokyo and becomes the target of an international conspiracy.

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 …

Close Encounters by Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates

Close Encounters

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Mike Wallace. His very name conjures up a certain kind of journalism -- smart, informed, intense, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs with his roster of world leaders and criminals,