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Events in History in February 1984

  • Feb 1 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • Feb 1 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • Feb 2 Lebanese army fights in Beirut
  • Feb 3 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched
  • Feb 4 Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
  • Feb 5 NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
  • Feb 6 Muslim militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
  • Feb 7 American astronaut Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk
  • Feb 7 David (born without immunity system) touches his mother for 1st time at age 12
  • Feb 8 1st time 8 people in space
  • Feb 8 Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7
  • Feb 11 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
  • Feb 13 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant

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Feb 13 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • Feb 15 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
  • Feb 18 Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
  • Feb 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 24 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
  • Feb 25 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
  • Feb 26 Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
  • Feb 26 Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC "Hymietown"
  • Feb 26 Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
  • Feb 27 WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. changes call letters to WWRC
  • Feb 27 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa

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Feb 29 Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau