1984 Newspaper Headlines
Original 1984 newspaper articles allow insight into this fascinating year in history through first hand accounts of the events as they occurred at the time.
It was an exciting year in history, filled with ups and downs, and a 1984 newspaper allows you to see how these events were perceived at the time.
January 10, 1984
The U.S. and the Vatican re-establish full diplomatic relations.
January 27, 1984
Michael Jackson’s scalp is seriously burned by a pyrotechnic accident during filming of a Pepsi television advert.
February 3, 1984
Dr. John Buster and researchers at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce the first embryo transfer from one woman to another, resulting in a live birth.
February 14, 1984
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean score twelve perfect 6.0s and win the gold medal for their interpretation of Ravel’s Boléro in the 1984 Winter Olympics. This was the only time that a perfect score was achieved in Ice Dancing with the old judging system.
February 28, 1984
Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammy Awards.
April 4, 1984
President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
April 15, 1984
Comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a large heart attack and dies while performing live on television.
May 8, 1984
The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
May 8, 1984
The longest game in Major League Baseball history begins at 7:30 PM between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox. The game is played over the course of 2 days, lasting 25 innings, with a total time of 8 hours and 6 minutes.
May 30, 1984
Liverpool FC wins the European Cup, beating Roma on penalties in the final.
June 22, 1984
Virgin Atlantic Airways makes its inaugural flight.
June 27, 1984
France beats Spain 2-0 to win the 1984 European Football Championships.
July 28, 1984
The 1984 Summer Olympics begin in Los Angeles, California.
August 30, 1984
The Space Shuttle ‘Discovery’ takes off on its ultimately tragic voyage.
September 26, 1984
The United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.
October 12, 1984
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) attempts to assassinate the British Cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing.
October 31, 1984
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her two Sikh security guards. Riots soon break out in New Delhi and 2,700 Sikhs are killed. Rajiv Gandhi becomes the new Prime Minister of India.
November 25, 1984
Thirty-six of Britain and Ireland’s top pop stars gather in a Notting Hill studio to form Band Aid. They record the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas” to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.
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