November 1984 in history

November 1984 events chronologically

Nov 2 Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962
Nov 10 The first Breeders' Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Nov 14 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city
Nov 19 San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people
Nov 25 Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia
Nov 27 Under the Brussels Agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Spain, the former agreed to enter into discussions with Spain over Gibraltar, including sovereignty

Top 7 most famous people born in November 1984

Nov 9 Delta Goodrem an Australian singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, television actress and music judge. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker
Nov 13 Lucas Barrios a Argentine-Paraguayan footballer. He currently plays as a striker for French club Montpellier, on loan from Spartak Moscow. Barrios is known for his effectiveness in the target area. This earned him his nickname La Pantera, which means The Panther
Nov 14 Marija Šerifović a singer from Serbia. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Molitva". Šerifović was born in Kragujevac, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia and is the daughter of Verica Šerifović, also a notable singer. She was also one of the judges on Eurosong to choose the Irish entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and sang Molitva to close the show. She was also a member of the International Jury in Melodifestivalen 2009, the selection for the Swedish entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2009. In 2013 she publicly stated that she was not homosexual, but bisexual
Nov 22 Scarlett Johansson an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in Manny & Lo, garnering further acclaim and prominence with roles in The Horse Whisperer and Ghost World. She shifted to adult roles with her performances in Girl with a Pearl Earring and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation , for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role; both films earned her Golden Globe Award nominations as well
Nov 27 Sanna Nielsen a Swedish pop singer. After her seventh attempt, she won Melodifestivalen in 2014 with the song "Undo" and so represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, finishing in 3rd place overall
Nov 28 Mary Elizabeth Winstead an American actress and recording artist. Winstead is known for her scream queen roles in the horror films: Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Death Proof, The Thing, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but has also branched out to other genres, including as John McClane's daughter Lucy in Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard, Ramona Flowers in the comic-to-film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim the World and as an alcoholic who struggles through sobriety in the Sundance-selected drama Smashed
Nov 30 Nigel de Jong a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Netherlands national football team. He joined the Ajax youth academy as a youngster and worked his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. Two years later, in 2004, he made his international debut. Additionally, in 2010 he won a World Cup runners-up medal

Top 7 most famous people died in November 1984

Nov 1 Boris Souvarine a French Marxist, communist activist, essayist, and journalist. Souvarine was a founding member of the French Communist Party and is noted for being the only non-Russian communist to have been a member of the Comintern for three years in succession. He famously authored the first biography of Stalin, published in 1935 as Staline, Aperçu Historique du Bolchévisme and kept close correspondence with Lenin and Trotsky until their deaths. Due to his anti-conformism and early criticism of Stalin, Souvarine broke away from the Communist Party in 1924, and in the decades that followed the war Souvarine continued publishing as a leading Sovietologist and anti-communist, founder of L'institut d'Histoire Sociale , as well as an author, historian, publisher and journalist
Nov 1 Norman Krasna an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centred on a case of mistaken identity. Krasna also directed three films during a forty-year career in Hollywood. He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's Princess O'Rourke, a film he also directed
Nov 2 Velma Barfield an American serial killer, convicted of one murder, but she eventually confessed to six murders. She was the first woman in the United States to be executed after the 1976 resumption of capital punishment and the first since 1962. She was also the first woman to be executed by lethal injection
Nov 12 Chester Himes an American writer. His works include If He Hollers Let Him Go and a series of Harlem Detective novels. In 1958 he won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
Nov 20 Faiz Ahmad Faiz an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most regarded poets of Urdu. He wrote poems in the Punjabi language as well. He was considered four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement , Faiz was an avowed Marxist. He received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the Pakistani political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion, particularly Islam. He was greatly inspired by secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge is an example of his fusion of these interests
Nov 25 Yashwantrao Chavan the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra after the division of Bombay State and the fifth Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was a strong Congress leader, co-operative leader, social activist and writer. He was popularly known as Leader of Common People. He advocated social democracy in his speeches and articles and was instrumental in establishing co-operatives in Maharashtra for the betterment of the farmers
Nov 28 Hans Speidel a World War II German general and the first German NATO Commander during the Cold War.