December 1984 in history

December 1984 events chronologically

Dec 1 NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes
Dec 3 Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history
Dec 4 Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107-150 civilians in Mannar
Dec 4 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers
Dec 12 Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya becomes the third president of Mauritania after a coup d'état against Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla while the latter is attending a summit
Dec 19 The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher
Dec 20 The Summit Tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden, England in the Pennines

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1984

Dec 7 Robert Kubica a Polish racing driver. He became the first Polish driver to compete in Formula One. Between 2006 and 2009 he drove for the BMW Sauber F1 team, promoted from test driver to race driver during 2006. In June 2008, Kubica took his maiden F1 victory in the Canadian Grand Prix
Dec 11 Leighton Baines an English footballer who plays for Everton and the England national football team.
Dec 12 Daniel Agger a Danish footballer who plays as a Defender for Danish club Brøndby IF and captains the Denmark national team. Agger has been described as "a fine reader of the game, comfortable on the ball and blessed with a ferocious shot."
Dec 13 Santi Cazorla a Spanish footballer who plays for Arsenal in the Premier League. A versatile and ambidextrous attacking midfielder, he can also play as a winger. He is noted for his speed, shooting accuracy, capacity to change the rhythm of gameplay, and excellent close control, and is ranked as the tenth-best footballer in the world by Bloomberg in 2013
Dec 22 Basshunter a Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, and He is best known for his number one hits "Boten Anna", "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA", "Now You're Gone" and "All I Ever Wanted". Basshunter has so far released a total of six albums, two of which have been released in the United Kingdom. His UK single, "Saturday", was released in July 2010, and he also competed in hit reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in January 2010. His song "Sverige" was also used as Sjölunden's International Day song in 2008
Dec 25 Alastair Cook an English cricketer. A left-handed opening batsman, he is the captain of the England test and one-day international teams and plays county cricket for Essex. Cook played for Essex's Academy and made his debut for the first XI in 2003. He played in a variety of England's youth teams from 2000 until his call up to the Test side in 2006
Dec 30 LeBron James an American professional basketball player with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lb , he has started at the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 10 NBA All-Star teams, 10 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1984

Dec 6 Viktor Shklovsky a Russian and Soviet literary theorist, critic, writer, and pamphleteer.
Dec 14 Vicente Aleixandre a Spanish poet who was born in Seville. Aleixandre received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977 "for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars". He was part of the Generation of '27
Dec 15 Jan Peerce an American operatic tenor. Peerce was an accomplished performer on the operatic and Broadway concert stages, in solo recitals, and as a recording artist. He is the father of film director Larry Peerce
Dec 20 Stanley Milgram an American social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiment on obedience conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Holocaust, specifically the trial of Adolf Eichmann, in developing this experiment
Dec 20 Dmitriy Ustinov Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union from 1976 until his death.
Dec 24 Peter Lawford an English-born American actor.
Dec 28 Sam Peckinpah an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre