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January 3, 1984
President Ronald Reagan and Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman meet for the first time after Goodman is released from captivity in Syria.
January 5, 1984
Elizabeth Dole is nominated by United States President Ronald Reagan for the position on the United States Secretary of Transportation.
January 10, 1984
Diplomatic relations are fully restored between the United States and the Vatican.
January 24, 1984
The first Macintosh Apple personal computer goes on sale in America.
February 7, 1984
The first untethered space walk is carried out by Bruce McCandless II and Robert Stewart.
March 22, 1984
Manhattan Beach, California's McMartin Preschool Teachers are found guilty of abusing school children in Satanic rituals, which the charges were later dropped because there was no proof.
April 1, 1984
Marvin Gaye's father shoots him to death the day before he would have turned 45.
April 23, 1984
The AIDS virus is discovered and presented by researchers in the United States.
May 31, 1984
The only occasion of a successful escape from death row in the United States occurs as six inmates break out from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center.
June 28, 1984
The murder of the first known victim of Richard Ramírez, better known as the "Night Stalker," takes place.
July 18, 1984
The first woman to captain a Boeing 747 is Beverly Lynn Burns.
July 23, 1984
The first winner of the Miss American Pageant to renounce her crown is Vanessa Williams after Penthouse magazine publishes nude photos of her.
July 25, 1984
The first ever woman to accomplish a space walk is Svetlana Savitskaya.
August 1, 1984
The deregulation of banks in Australia occurs.
September 14, 1984
The position of the first executive State President of South Africa is given to P. W. Botha.
October 11, 1984
The first ever American woman to accomplish a space walk is Kathryn D. Sullivan aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
October 12, 1984
The attempted assassination of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes place at the British Cabinet when a bombing is carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army at the Brighton hotel.
November 28, 1984
Honorary Citizenship of the United States is granted to William Penn and wife Hannah Callowhill Penn over 250 after they had died.