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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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The Terminator

The Terminator

Release year: 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

1984

1984

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States of America

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Release year: 1984

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1984?
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God Knows by Joseph Heller

God Knows

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and …

Heritage by Abba Eban

Heritage

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A magnificently illustrated, superbly written history and the companion volume to the award-winning PBS television series Heritage, narrated by Abba Eban and viewed by some 50 million Americans.

Love And War by John Jakes

Love And War

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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Jakes presents part two of the epic North and South Trilogy—the Civil War saga that inspired the classic television miniseries North and South—with over five million copies sold!“Massive, lusty, highly readable…A graphic, fast-paced …

Wired by Bob Woodward

Wired

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Belushi The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. Belushi The star who plummeted over the edge.

The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth

The Fourth Protocol

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It is a time of political unrest in Great Britain. And behind the Iron Curtain an insidious plot is being hatched, a plan so incendiary that even the KGB is ignorant of its existence--Aurora, the