Year 1984 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 23 AIDS-virus identified as HTLV-III (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • Jun 5 Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Dec 3 Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • Dec 19 Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997
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Historical Marriages

  • Jan 28 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
  • Sep 22 Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel
  • Dec 3 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

Historical Divorces

  • Apr 2 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Sinclair (35) due to irreconcilable differences, after 13 years of marriage