October 1984 calendar

October 1984

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1984?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 05 Oct 1984 Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Let's Go Crazy
  2. - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  3. - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
  4. - Drive
  5. - Hard Habit To Break

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Just Called To Say I Love You
  2. - Freedom
  3. - The War Song
  4. - No More Lonely Nights (Ballad)
  5. - Ghostbusters


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1984?

One Writer'S Beginnings by Eudora Welty

One Writer'S Beginnings



Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind


Pieces of My Mind by Andy Rooney

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?

Lincoln by Gore Vidal



Gore Vidal's Narratives Of Empire series covers the history of America from the Revolution through the post-World War II years.

The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

The Weaker Vessel


"An almost encyclopedic record of women in 17th-century England...wives and warriors, heiresses or preachers... alive with Anecdote After Anecdote." New York Times Book Review