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1984 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1984
Ab urbe condita2737
Armenian calendar1433
Assyrian calendar6734
Bahá'í calendar140–141
Balinese saka calendar1905–1906
Bengali calendar1391
Berber calendar2934
British Regnal year32 Eliz. 2 – 33 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2528
Burmese calendar1346
Byzantine calendar7492–7493
Chinese calendar癸亥(Water Pig)
4680 or 4620
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4681 or 4621
Coptic calendar1700–1701
Discordian calendar3150
Ethiopian calendar1976–1977
Hebrew calendar5744–5745
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2040–2041
 - Shaka Samvat1905–1906
 - Kali Yuga5084–5085
Holocene calendar11984
Igbo calendar984–985
Iranian calendar1362–1363
Islamic calendar1404–1405
Japanese calendarShōwa 59
Javanese calendar1916–1917
Juche calendar73
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4317
Minguo calendarROC 73
Nanakshahi calendar516
Thai solar calendar2527
Tibetan calendar阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
2110 or 1729 or 957
    — to —
(male Wood-Rat)
2111 or 1730 or 958
Unix time441763200 – 473385599

1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the , the 84th year of the , and the 5th year of the decade.

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  • January 1
    • Brunei becomes a fully independent state.
    • Bell System in the United States is broken up.
  • January 3 – President of the United States Ronald Reagan meets with Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman and the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the White House, following Lieutenant Goodman's release from Syrian captivity.
  • January 5 – President Ronald Reagan nominates Elizabeth Dole as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.[1]
  • January 7Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • January 10
    • The United States and the Vatican (Holy See) restore full diplomatic relations.[2]
    • The Victoria Agreement is signed.
  • January 18 – The Mitsui Miike coal mine explosion at Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan, kills 83.
  • January 22 – The national release of the iconic 1984 advertisement
  • January 24Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
  • January 27Michael Jackson's hair catches on fire during the filming of the Pepsi commercial.


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1984 Winter Olympics

  • February 1Medicare comes into effect in Australia.
  • February 3
    • Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer from one woman to another, resulting in a live birth.
    • STS-41-B: Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on the 10th Space Shuttle mission.
  • February 7Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk.
  • February 819 – The 1984 Winter Olympics are held in Sarajevo, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • February 13Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • February 23TED (conference) founded.
  • February 26 – The United States Marine Corps pulls out of Beirut, Lebanon.
  • February 29 – Canadian prime minister, Pierre Trudeau, announces his retirement.


  • March 5Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical weapons; the United Nations condemns their use on March 30.
  • March 6 – A year-long strike action begins in the British coal industry (see UK miners' strike (1984–85)).
  • March 14Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams and three others are seriously injured in a gun attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force.
  • March 16 – The United States Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Beirut, William Francis Buckley, is kidnapped by the Islamic Jihad Organization and later dies in captivity.
  • March 22 – Teachers at the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the school children; the charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
  • March 23 – General Rahimuddin Khan becomes the first man in Pakistan's history to rule over two of its provinces, after becoming interim Governor of Sindh.
  • March 25
    • Pope John Paul II consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Fátima, Portugal.
    • The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) is founded under Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela.


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Diretas Já demonstration held in São Paulo.

  • April 1Death of Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father, a day before his 45th birthday.
  • April 2 – Indian Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched into space, aboard the Soyuz T-11.
  • April 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
  • April 9 – The 56th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Terms of Endearment wins Best Picture and 4 other Academy Awards.
  • April 12Palestinian gunmen take Israeli bus number 300 hostage. Israeli special forces storm the bus, freeing the hostages (one hostage, two hijackers killed).
  • April 13 – India launches Operation Meghdoot, bringing most of the disputed Siachen Glacier region of Kashmir under Indian control and triggering the Siachen conflict with Pakistan.
  • April 15
    • Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a massive heart attack and dies while live on TV.
    • The first World Youth Day gathering is held in Rome, Italy.
  • April 16 – More than one million people, led by Tancredo Neves, occupy the streets of São Paulo to demand direct presidential elections during the Brazilian military government of João Figueiredo. It is the largest protest during the Diretas Já civil unrest, as well as the largest public demonstration in the history of Brazil. The elections are granted in 1989.
  • April 17WPC Yvonne Fletcher is shot and killed by a secluded gunman, leading to a police siege of the Libyan Embassy in London.
  • April 19 – "Advance Australia Fair" is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
  • April 23 – United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus.
  • April 24 – An X-class solar flare erupts on the Sun.[3]
  • April 25 – The term of Sultan Ahmad Shah as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
  • April 26 – Sultan Iskandar of Johor, becomes the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.


  • May 2 – The International Garden Festival opens in Liverpool.
  • May 5
    • The Herreys' song Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden in Luxembourg.
    • The Itaipu Dam is inaugurated on the border of Brazil and Paraguay after 9 years of construction, making it the largest hydroelectric dam in the world at the time.
  • May 8
    • The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    • Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
    • The Chicago White Sox defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 in the longest game in Major League Baseball history: 25 innings totalling eight hours, six minutes.
  • May 11 – A transit of Earth from Mars takes place.
  • May 12 – The Louisiana World Exposition, also known as the 1984 World's Fair, and also the New Orleans World's Fair, and, to the locals, simply as "The Fair" or "Expo 84", opens.
  • May 13 – An explosion at the Soviets’ Severomorsk Naval Base destroys two-thirds of all the missiles stockpiled for the Soviets’ Northern Fleet. The blast also destroys workshops needed to maintain the missiles as well as hundreds of technicians. Western military experts called it the worst naval disaster the Soviet Navy has suffered since WWII.
  • May 14 – The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia.
  • May 17Michael Silka kills nine people near Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • May 19 – The Edmonton Oilers win The Stanley Cup, beating the defending champion New York Islanders in 4 games to 1.
  • May 23 – A methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England, kills 16 people.
  • May 27 – An overnight flash flood rages through neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearly 15 inches of rain falls in some areas over a four-hour period; 14 people are killed.
  • May 31 – Six inmates, including James and Linwood Briley, escape from a death row facility at Mecklenburg Correctional Center, the only occasion this has ever happened in the United States.


  • June 1William M. Gibbons is released as receiver and trustee of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, after all of its debts and creditors are paid off by order of a federal bankruptcy court.
  • June 3Ronald Reagan visits his ancestral home in Ballyporeen, the Republic of Ireland.
  • June 4Bruce Springsteen release's his 7th album Born in the U.S.A.
  • June 5 – The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
  • June 8
    • A deadly F5 tornado nearly destroys the town of Barneveld, Wisconsin, killing nine people, injuring nearly 200, and causing over $25,000,000 in damage.
    • Ghostbusters and Gremlins are released.
  • June 12 – In one of the greatest NBA Finals ever, The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in 7 games to capture their 15th NBA Championship.
  • June 16 – The world-renowned, critically acclaimed Canadian entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil is founded.
  • June 18 – Colorado radio host Alan Berg is shot dead outside his home in Denver by members of The Order.
  • June 20 – The biggest exam shake-up in the British education system in over 10 years is announced, with O-level and CSE exams to be replaced by a new exam, the GCSE.
  • June 22
    • The official name of the Turkish city of Urfa is changed into Şanlıurfa.
    • Virgin Atlantic Airways makes its inaugural flight.
  • June 27France beats Spain 2–0 to win Euro 84.
  • June 28Richard Ramírez (the "Night Stalker") murders his first confirmed victim.
  • June 30John Turner becomes Canada's 17th prime minister.
  • June 30Elton John plays the famous Night and Day Concert at Wembley Stadium.


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1984 Summer Olympics

  • July 1
    • Liechtenstein becomes the last country in Europe to grant women the right to vote.
    • Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona is sold by FC Barcelona (Spain) to S.S.C. Napoli (Italy) for a world record fee at this date of $10.48M (£6.9M).[4]
  • July 13Terry Wallis, a 19-year-old living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, falls into a deep coma after a severe automobile accident; he will eventually awaken 19 years later on June 13, 2003.
  • July 14 – New Zealand Prime Minister Rob Muldoon calls a snap election and is heavily defeated by opposition Labour leader David Lange.
  • July 18
    • Beverly Burns becomes the first woman Boeing 747 captain in the world.
    • In San Ysidro, San Diego, 41-year-old James Oliver Huberty sprays a McDonald's restaurant with gunfire, killing 21 people before being shot and killed himself.

Newspaper vending machine featuring news of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which opened on July 28.

  • July 191984 Llŷn Peninsula earthquake. The largest instrumentally recorded inland earthquake ever to take place in The British Isles is felt in Ireland and each of the four British nations.
  • July 23Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
  • July 25Salyut 7: cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
  • July 28August 12 – The 1984 Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California.


  • August 1 – Australian banks are deregulated.
  • August 4
    • The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.
    • Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets reaches a record submergence depth of 1,020 meters.
  • August 11
    • United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
    • Barefoot South African runner Zola Budd, controversially granted British citizenship earlier in the year, collides with Mary Decker of the U.S. in the Olympic 3000 meters final, neither finishing as medallists.[5]
  • August 16John DeLorean is acquitted of all eight charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.
  • August 17Peru recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • August 21 – Half a million people in Manila demonstrate against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
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The launch of shuttle, Discovery, on STS-41-D, its first mission.

  • August 30STS-41-D: the Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.


  • September 2 – Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia.
  • September 4
    • The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, led by Brian Mulroney, wins 211 seats in the Canadian House of Commons, forming the largest majority government in Canadian history.
    • The long running British children's TV show Thomas & Friends debuts on ITV.
    • The Sandinista Front wins the Nicaraguan general elections.
  • September 5
    • STS-41-D: the Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
    • Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
  • September 10Jeopardy! begins its syndicated version.
  • September 14P. W. Botha is inaugurated as the first executive State President of South Africa.
  • September 16Edgar Reitz's film series Heimat begins release in Germany.
  • September 17Brian Mulroney is sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • September 18Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic, solo, in a hot air balloon.
  • September 20Hezbollah car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people.
  • September 23 – The television drama Threads, a documentary of nuclear war, broadcasts on BBC Two.
  • September 26 – The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.


  • October 4Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer become the first Australians to summit Mount Everest.
  • October 5STS-41-G: Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • October 9Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends by Britt Allcroft broadcasts its first two episodes in the United Kingdom.
  • October 11 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
  • October 12 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing.
  • October 19 – Polish secret police kidnap Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Catholic priest who supports the Solidarity movement. His dead body is found in a reservoir 11 days later on October 30.
  • October 23 – The world learns from moving BBC News television reports presented by Michael Buerk of the famine in Ethiopia, where thousands of people have already died of starvation due to a famine, and as many as 10,000,000 more lives are at risk.[6]
  • October 25 – The European Economic Community makes £1.8 million available to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.[7]
  • October 31Assassination of Indira Gandhi: Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her two Sikh security guards in New Delhi. Anti-Sikh riots break out, leaving 10,000 to 20,000 Sikhs dead in Delhi and surrounding areas with majority populations of Hindus. Rajiv Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India.


  • November 6
    • United States presidential election, 1984: Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale with 59% of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon's 61% popular vote victory in 1972. Reagan carries 49 states in the electoral college; Mondale wins only his home state of Minnesota by a mere 3,761 vote margin and the District of Columbia.
    • Current U.S. Secretary of State and eventual 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry gets elected as the Democratic U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and was in office until 2013, when he resigned to become the Secretary of State, succeeding Hillary Clinton.

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Bush (49), Blue denotes those won by Mondale/Ferraro (1+D.C.).

  • November 9Cesar Chavez delivers his speech, "What The Future Holds For Farm Workers And Hispanics", at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
  • November 11 – The Louisiana World Exposition, also known as The 1984 World's Fair, and also the New Orleans World's Fair, and, to the locals, simply as "The Fair" or "Expo 84", closes.
  • November 14Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • November 19 – A series of explosions at the Pemex Petroleum Storage Facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec, in Mexico City, ignites a major fire and kills about 500 people.
  • November 25
    • An East Rail train derails between Sheung Shui and Fanling stations, Hong Kong.
    • Band Aid (assembled by Bob Geldof) records the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in London to raise money to combat the famine in Ethiopia. It is released on December 3.[8]
    • Uruguayan presidential election, 1984: Julio María Sanguinetti is democratically elected President of Uruguay after 12 years of military dictatorship.
  • November 28 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
  • November 30 – The Tamil Tigers begin the purge of the Sinhalese people from North and East Sri Lanka; 127 are killed.


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Controlled Impact Demonstration

  • December – A peace agreement between Kenya and Somalia is signed in the Egyptian capital Cairo. With this agreement, in which Somalia officially renounces its historical territorial claims, relations between the two countries began to improve.
  • December 1Controlled Impact Demonstration: NASA and the FAA crashes a remote controlled Boeing 720.
  • December 2Bob Hawke's government is re-elected in Australia with a reduced majority.
  • December 3
    • Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, kills more than 8,000 people outright and injures over half a million (with more later dying from their injuries the death toll reaches 23,000+) in the worst industrial disaster in history.
    • British Telecom is privatised.
  • December 4
    • Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107-150 civilians in Mannar.
    • Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane and kill 4 passengers.
  • December 8 – White supremacist and Order leader Robert Jay Mathews is killed in a gun battle and fire during an FBI siege on Whidbey Island.
  • December 10Cisco Systems is founded.
  • December 14Nigeria recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
  • December 19 – The People's Republic of China and United Kingdom sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong.
  • December 22
    • Four African-American youths (Barry Allen, Troy Canty, James Ramseur, and Darrell Cabey) board an express train in the Bronx borough of New York City. They attempt to rob Bernhard Goetz, who shoots them. The event starts a national debate about urban crime in the United States.
    • In Malta, Prime Minister Dom Mintoff resigns.
  • December 28 – A Soviet cruise missile plunges into Inarinjärvi lake in Finnish Lapland. Finnish authorities announce the fact in public on January 3, 1985.

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  • 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia intensifies with renewed drought by mid-year, killing a million people by the end of this year.
  • Crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, is first introduced into Los Angeles and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the crack epidemic.
  • The Chrysler Corporation introduces the first vehicles to be officially labeled as "minivans". They are branded as the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, and Plymouth Voyager.



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Kim Jong-Un

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Calvin Harris

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Toni Gonzaga

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Kid Cudi

  • January 1Michael Witt, Australian rugby league player
  • January 2Kristen Hager, Canadian film and television actress
  • January 6Kate McKinnon, American actress, voice actress, and comedian
  • January 7Max Riemelt, German actor
  • January 8
    • Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
    • Steven Kanumba, Tanzanian actor and director (d. 2012)
    • Kim Jong-Un, North Korean Supreme Leader
  • January 10Kalki Koechlin, Indian film actress
  • January 12Scott Olsen, American baseball player
  • January 13
    • Eleni Ioannou, Greek martial artist (d. 2004)
    • Nathaniel Motte, American songwriter, performer, singer, music producer, film composer, instrumentalist, and playwright (3OH!3)
  • January 15
    • Megan Quann, American swimmer
    • Victor Rasuk, American actor
  • January 16Craig Beattie, Scottish footballer
  • January 17
    • Sophie Dee, Welsh pornographic actress
    • Cassie Hager, American basketball player
    • Calvin Harris, British dance musician
  • January 18
    • Seung-Hui Cho, Korean-born American Virginia Tech massacre gunman (d. 2007)
    • Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
  • January 19
    • Thomas Vanek, Austrian hockey player
    • Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
    • Zakia Mrisho Mohamed, Tanzanian long distance runner
  • January 20Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress, singer, and TV host
  • January 21Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor
  • January 22Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
  • January 23Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • January 24Witold Kiełtyka, Polish musician (d. 2007)
  • January 25
    • Robinho, Brazilian footballer
    • Stefan Kießling, German football player
    • Kaiji Tang, American voice actor
  • January 26Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • January 27Davetta Sherwood, American actress and musician
  • January 28Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
  • January 29
    • Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer
    • Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer
  • January 30
    • Chad Power, American actor
    • Kid Cudi, American hip hop artist
    • Xi Zhang, Chinese contemporary artist


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Lee Thompson Young

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Carlos Tevez


Aubrey O'Day

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Oussama Mellouli

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Trevor Noah

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Beren Saat

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Cam Ward

  • February 1
    • Lee Thompson Young, American actor (d. 2013)
    • Darren Fletcher, Scottish football player
  • February 3Kim Joon, South Korean rapper, actor, and model
  • February 4Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
  • February 5
    • Nate Salley, American football player
    • Carlos Tevez, Argentinian football player
  • February 6Darren Bent, English footballer
  • February 9
    • Han Geng, Chinese singer in Korea (Super Junior)
    • Logan Bartholomew, American actor
  • February 10Kim Hyo-jin, Korean actress
  • February 11
    • Mai Demizu, Japanese announcer
    • Aubrey O'Day, American singer and actress
  • February 12
    • Jennie McAlpine, English television actress and comedian
    • Brad Keselowski, American stock car driver
  • February 13Brina Palencia, American voice actress
  • February 15Dorota Rabczewska, Polish singer and model
  • February 16
    • Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian swimmer
    • Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian voice actor
  • February 17AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • February 18Genelle Williams, Canadian actress
  • February 19Marissa Meyer, American novelist
  • February 20
    • Ben Lovejoy, American hockey player
    • Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor, and television personality
  • February 21
    • Karina, Japanese model and actress
    • Damien Molony, Irish television actor
  • February 22Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby union footballer
  • February 25
    • Filip Šebo, Slovak footballer
    • Xing Huina, Chinese athlete
  • February 26
    • Beren Saat, Turkish actress
    • Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
  • February 28Karolína Kurková, Czech model
  • February 29
    • Alicia Hollowell, American softball pitcher
    • Cullen Jones, American swimmer
    • Cam Ward, Canadian hockey player


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Olivia Wilde

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Fernando Torres

  • March 1
    • Claudio Bieler, Argentinian football player
    • Naima Mora, American winner of America's Next Top Model, cycle 4
    • Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger
  • March 2Ian Sinclair, American voice actor
  • March 3Hayley Marie Norman, American actress and model
  • March 4
    • Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer
    • Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
    • Zak Whitbread, American soccer player
    • Whitney Port, American television personality, clothing designer, and author
  • March 7
    • Brandon T. Jackson, American stand-up comedian, actor and rapper
    • Mathieu Flamini, French football player
  • March 8
    • Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
    • Nora-Jane Noone, Irish actress
  • March 9Julia Mancuso, U.S. Olympic medalist
  • March 10Olivia Wilde, American actress
  • March 12Jaimie Alexander, American actress
  • March 16
    • Michael Ennis, Australian rugby league player
    • Hosea Gear, New Zealand Rugby Union player
  • March 19Bianca Balti, Italian model
  • March 20
    • Fernando Torres, Spanish football player
    • Nomura Yuka, Japanese actress
    • Christy Carlson Romano, American stage and film actress
    • Justine Ezarik, Internet celeberity and actress
  • March 21Sopho Gelovani, Georgian singer
  • March 24
    • Chris Bosh, American basketball player
    • Park Bom, Korean singer
  • March 25Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist
  • March 26
    • Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer
    • Sara Jean Underwood, American model
  • March 28Nikki Sanderson, English actress
  • March 30
    • Anna Nalick, American singer
    • Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
    • Justin Moore, American country music singer


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Mandy Moore


Nikola Karabatić


America Ferrera

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Aram Mp3

  • April 1Murali Vijay, Indian cricketer
  • April 2Shawn Roberts, Canadian actor
  • April 3Allana Slater, Australian gymnast
  • April 4Sean May, American basketball player
  • April 5
    • Saba Qamar, Pakistani actress and model
    • Marshall Allman, American actor
    • Aram Mp3, Armenian singer-songwriter, comedian and showman.
    • Phil Wickham, Contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist
  • April 8Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • April 9
    • Adam Loewen, Canadian pitcher
    • Linda Chung, Canadian TVB actress and singer
  • April 10
    • Mandy Moore, American singer and actress
    • Cara DeLizia, American actress
    • Natasha Melnick, American television and film actress
  • April 11
    • Kelli Garner, American actress
    • Nikola Karabatić, French handball player
  • April 12Emmy, Armenian singer
  • April 13
    • Kris Britt, Australian cricketer
    • Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor and writer
  • April 14Kyle Coetzer, Scottish cricketer
  • April 16
    • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author
    • Claire Foy, English actress
  • April 17Rosanna Davison, Irish model, Miss World 2003
  • April 18
    • Red Bryant, American football player
    • America Ferrera, American actress
  • April 19Lee Da-hae, South Korean actress
  • April 20
    • John Jairo Castillo, Colombian football player
    • Tyson Griffin, American MMA fighter
    • Nelson Évora, Portuguese athlete
  • April 22
    • Michelle Ryan, English actress
    • Amelle Berrabah, British singer (Sugababes)
  • April 23Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
  • April 24Tyson Ritter, American singer/songwriter (The All-American Rejects)
  • April 25Melonie Diaz, American actress
  • April 26Brett Novek, American male fashion model and actor
  • April 27Patrick Stump, American singer (Fall Out Boy)
  • April 29
    • Taylor Cole, American actress and model
    • Kirby Cote, Canadian Paralympic swimmer
    • Firass Dirani, Australian actor
    • Paulius Jankūnas, Lithuanian basketball player
    • Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player and commentator
    • Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
    • Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player


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Sarah Meier

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Mark Zuckerberg

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Andreas Kofler, 2010 Olympic gold medalist

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Sam Milby

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Monica Bergamelli


Kostas Martakis

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  • May 1
    • Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
    • Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer (NEWS) and actor
    • Kerry Bishé, American actress
  • May 3Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer
  • May 4
    • Little Boots, British pop singer
    • Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater
  • May 7
    • Kevin Owens, Canadian professional wrestler
    • Alex Smith, American football player
  • May 8Martin Compston, Scottish actor and former professional footballer
  • May 9
    • Ezra Klein, American journalist, blogger and columnist
    • Prince Fielder, American baseball player
  • May 11Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer
  • May 12Junie Browning, American MMA fighter
  • May 14
    • Michael Rensing, German footballer
    • Mark Zuckerberg, American founder and CEO of Facebook
    • Gary Ablett Jr., Australian rules footballer
  • May 15Samantha Noble, Australian actress
  • May 17
    • Andreas Kofler, Austrian ski jumper
    • Passenger, English singer and songwriter
    • Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
  • May 20
    • Dilara Kazimova, Azerbaijani singer and actress
    • Naturi Naughton, American singer and actress
  • May 21Jackson Pearce, American novelist
  • May 23
    • Adam Wylie, American actor
    • Sam Milby, Filipino actor and rock musician
  • May 24
    • Monica Bergamelli, Italian artistic gymnast
    • Sarah Hagan, American actress
  • May 25
    • Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, "Miss Iceland", crowned Miss World in 2005
    • Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
    • Emma Marrone, Italian pop/rock singer
    • Kostas Martakis, Greek singer, model and occasional actor
    • Nikolai Pokotylo, Russian singer
    • Marion Raven, Norwegian rock musician and was lead singer and guitarist of pop group M2M
  • May 27Darin Brooks, American actor
  • May 29
    • Carmelo Anthony, African-American basketball player
    • Kaycee Stroh, American actress
    • Aleksei Tishchenko, Russian Olympic boxer
  • May 31
    • Jason Smith, Australian actor
    • Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
    • Yael Grobglas, Israeli actress


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Caroline D' Amore

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Rick Nash

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Paul Dano

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Aubrey Plaza

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Khloé Kardashian

  • June 1
    • Olivier Tielemans, Dutch race-car driver
    • Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka
    • Taylor Handley, American actor
  • June 4
    • Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer
    • Jillian Murray, American actress
  • June 5Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer
  • June 6ByeAlex, Hungarian indie-pop singer and writer
  • June 7Ari Koivunen, Finnish singer
  • June 8
    • Todd Boeckman, American football player
    • Andrea Casiraghi, Prince of Monaco
    • Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer
    • Torrey DeVitto, American actress and former fashion model
  • June 9
    • Caroline D' Amore, American DJ, model and actress
    • Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • June 11Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • June 13Bérengère Schuh, French archer
  • June 14Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer
  • June 15Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • June 16
    • Rick Nash, Canadian hockey player
    • Emiri Miyasaka, Japanese model
  • June 17John Gallagher Jr., American actor, singer and dancer
  • June 19Paul Dano, American actor and producer
  • June 23Duffy, Welsh singer
  • June 24
    • J. J. Redick, American basketball player
    • Lucien Dodge, American voice actor
  • June 25
    • Lauren Bush-Lauren, American model
    • Indigo, American television and voice actress
    • Killian Donnelly, Irish stage actor
  • June 26
    • Raymond Felton, American basketball player
    • Deron Williams, American basketball player
    • Aubrey Plaza, American actress
  • June 27
    • Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
    • Khloé Kardashian, Television personality
  • June 29Chris Egan, Australian actor
  • June 30Fantasia Barrino, African-American singer


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Lauren Harris

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Rachael Taylor

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  • July 1Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper
  • July 2Vanessa Lee Chester, American television and film actress
  • July 3
    • Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
    • Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
    • Manny Lawson, American football player
  • July 4Jin Akanishi, Japanese singer (KAT-TUN and LANDS) and actor
  • July 5Danay García, Cuban film actress
  • July 6Lauren Harris, British rock musician
  • July 7Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • July 9
    • LA Tenorio, Filipino professional basketball player
    • Hanna R. Hall, American actress
  • July 11
    • Tanith Belbin, Canadian figure skater
    • Joe Pavelski, American hockey player
    • Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
  • July 12
    • Gareth Gates, English singer
    • Amanda Hocking, American fantasy novelist
    • Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
    • Sami Zayn, Syrian Canadian professional wrestler
  • July 17Asami Kimura, Japanese pop musician and was member of Hello! Project
  • July 18
    • Lee Barnard, English footballer
    • Liv Boeree, English poker player and TV presenter
    • Josh Harding, Canadian hockey player
  • July 19
    • Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian videographer
    • Diana Mocanu, Romanian swimmer
    • Alessandra De Rossi, Filipina actress
    • Andrea Libman, Canadian actress, voice actress and singer
  • July 21
    • Paul Davis, American basketball player
    • Iris Strubegger, Austrian model
  • July 23
    • Brandon Roy, American National Basketball Association player
    • Celeste Thorson, Asian American actress, model
  • July 24Tyler Kyte, Canadian actor/singer
  • July 26Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
  • July 27
    • Antoine Bethea, American football player
    • Taylor Schilling, American actress
  • July 28
    • Ali Krieger, American soccer player
    • Zach Parise, American hockey player
  • July 29Todd Bosley, American actor
  • July 30
    • Anna Bessonova, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
    • Gabrielle Christian, American actress


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Ryan Lochte

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Mariel Rodriguez

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Marian Rivera

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Quinton Aaron

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Ann Hsu


Kenan Sofuoğlu

  • August 1Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player
  • August 2
    • Britt Nicole (Brittany Nicole Waddell), Christian rock artist
    • Brandon Browner, American NFL player
  • August 3
    • Carah Faye Charnow, American singer (Shiny Toy Guns)
    • Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
    • Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
  • August 5Helene Fischer, German singer and entertainer
  • August 6Marco Airosa, Angolan footballer
  • August 7Ann Hsu, Taiwanese actress and model
  • August 10
    • Ryan Eggold, American film and television actor
    • Mariel Rodriguez, Filipina actress and model
  • August 11Melky Cabrera, American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals
  • August 12
    • Yua Aida, Japanese model and pornographic actress
    • Marian Rivera, Filipino actrees
    • Sherone Simpson, Jamaican athlete
  • August 13James Morrison, English singer/songwriter and guitarist
  • August 14
    • Clay Buchholz, American Major League Baseball pitcher
    • Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and socialite
    • Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
  • August 15Quinton Aaron, American actor
  • August 17Garrett Wolfe, American NFL player
  • August 19
    • Micah Alberti, American model and actor
    • Simon Bird, English actor and comedian
  • August 20
    • Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor
    • Tsokye Karchung, Bhutanese beauty queen, Miss Bhutan 2008
  • August 21
    • Alizée Jacotey, French singer
    • Melissa Schuman, American singer and actress
  • August 22Lee Camp, English footballer
  • August 23Glen Johnson, English footballer
  • August 24
    • Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
    • Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player
    • Yesung, Korean singer (Super Junior)
  • August 25Kenan Sofuoğlu, Turkish professional motorcycle racer
  • August 28
    • Him Law, Hong Kong actor
    • Sarah Roemer, American model and actress
  • August 31
    • Ryan Kesler, American ice hockey player
    • Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer


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Garrett Hedlund

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Daniele Hypolito

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Prince Harry

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Laura Vandervoort

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Avril Lavigne

  • September 1Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, composer, and guitarist (Fall Out Boy)
  • September 2Danson Tang, Taiwanese actor, model, and singer
  • September 3Garrett Hedlund, American actor
  • September 5Annabelle Wallis, British actress
  • September 6
    • Maksymenko Igor Volodymorovych, Ukrainian kickboxer
    • Orsi Kocsis, Hungarian model
  • September 7
    • Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer
    • Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player
    • Kate Lang Johnson, American actress and model
  • September 8Daniele Hypolito, Brazilian artistic gymnast
  • September 10Luke Treadaway, English actor
  • September 12September, Swedish singer and songwriter
  • September 14
    • Adam Lamberg, American actor
    • Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor
  • September 15Prince Harry, British Prince and son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales
  • September 16
    • Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
    • Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer
    • Ali Fedotowsky, American television personality
  • September 18
  • September 19
    • Amber Rayne, American pornographic actress (d. 2016)
    • Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
  • September 20
    • Brian Joubert, French figure skater
    • Holly Weber, American actress and model
  • September 21Dwayne Bowe, American football player
  • September 22
  • September 23
    • Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-born actress
    • Gabrielle Christian, American television and film actress and model
    • Kate French, American television and film actress and model
  • September 25
    • Rashad McCants, American National Basketball Association player
    • Zach Woods, American actor and comedian
  • September 26Keisha Buchanan, British singer (Sugababes)
  • September 27Avril Lavigne, Canadian rock musician
  • September 28
    • Melody Thornton, American singer (Pussycat Dolls)
    • Helen Oyeyemi, British novelist
  • September 29Per Mertesacker, German football player


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Yoon Eun-hye


Lena Katina


Lindsey Vonn

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Katy Perry

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Sasha Cohen

  • October 1
    • Matt Cain, American baseball player
    • Mónica Spear, Venezuelan actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (d. 2014)
  • October 2
    • John Morris, American actor
    • Marion Bartoli, French professional tennis player
  • October 3
    • Chris Marquette, American actor
    • Ashlee Simpson, American singer and actress
    • Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer
    • Yoon Eun-hye, Korean singer, model, actress and entertainer
    • Laura Weissbecker, French actress
    • Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
  • October 4
    • Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u)
    • Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
  • October 5Glenn McMillan, Brazilian-Australian actor
  • October 6
    • Joanna Pacitti, American singer
    • Magdalena Frackowiak, Polish model
  • October 7Ikuta Toma, Japanese drama actor
  • October 10
    • Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
    • Steve Turner, Australian rugby league player
  • October 12Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • October 13Kathrin Fricke, German web- and video-artist, known as Coldmirror
  • October 14Santino Quaranta, American soccer player
  • October 15Chris Olivero, American actor
  • October 16
    • Ben Smith, Australian rugby league player
    • Shayne Ward, British singer
  • October 17
    • Chris Lowell, American actor
    • Randall Munroe, American programmer and webcomic artist
  • October 18
    • Hollie Dunaway, American female boxer
    • Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier
  • October 19Kaio de Almeida, Brazilian swimmer
  • October 21Marvin Mitchell, American football player
  • October 23
    • Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
    • Meghan McCain, American author and daughter of Senator John McCain
  • October 24Emily Barclay, English-born New Zealand AFI award-winning actress
  • October 25
    • Sara Lumholdt, Swedish singer
    • Katy Perry, American singer and actress
  • October 26Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
  • October 27
    • Kelly Osbourne, English singer
    • Brady Quinn, American football player
    • Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • October 28Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
  • October 29Eric Staal, Canadian hockey player
  • October 30Eva Marcille, American model
  • October 31
    • Scott Clifton, American actor and singer
    • Pat Murray, American football player
    • Amanda Pascoe, Australian swimmer
    • Nicole Rash, American model


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Anastasia Karpova

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Marija Šerifović

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Lindsay Ellingson

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Jena Malone

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Scarlett Johansson

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Lucas Grabeel

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Sanna Nielsen

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Marc-André Fleury

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Olga Rypakova

  • November 1
    • Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer
    • Natalia Tena, English actress and singer
  • November 2
    • Anastasia Karpova, Russian singer (Serebro)
    • Julia Stegner, German model
    • Tamara Hope, Canadian actress and singer
  • November 3
    • Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011)
    • Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (NEWS and Kanjani Eight)
    • Mina Fukui, Japanese actress, tarento and gravure model (Juken Sentai Gekiranger)
  • November 4
    • Dustin Brown, American hockey player
    • French Montana, Moroccan-American rapper
    • Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian footballer
  • November 5
    • Jon Cornish, Canadian football player
    • Tobias Enström, Swedish ice hockey player
    • Nick Folk, American football player
    • Baruto Kaito, Estonian sumo wrestler
    • Nick Tandy, English race car driver
    • Nikolay Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
  • November 6
    • Ricky Romero, American baseball player
    • Sebastian Schachten, German footballer
  • November 7
    • Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, from the Dominican Republic
    • Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer
    • Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player
  • November 8
    • Steven Webb, English actor
    • Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)
  • November 9
    • Beatrice Bofia, Cameroonian-American basketball player
    • Delta Goodrem, Australian actress and singer
    • Ku Hye-sun, South Korean actress and singer
    • Joel Zumaya, American baseball player
  • November 10
    • Britt Irvin, Canadian actress and singer
    • Jean-Martial Kipré, Ivorian footballer
    • Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer
    • Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer
    • Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
  • November 11
    • Stephen Hunt, English footballer
    • Birkir Már Sævarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • November 12
    • Omarion, American singer-songwriter and actor
    • Sandara Park, South Korean singer (2NE1) and model
    • Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player
  • November 14Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2007 winner
  • November 16Kimberly J. Brown, American actress
  • November 17Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • November 18Johnny Christ, American bassist (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • November 19Lindsay Ellingson, American model
  • November 21
    • Lindsey Haun, American actress
    • Jena Malone, American actress
  • November 22Scarlett Johansson, American actress
  • November 23
    • Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer
    • Jarah Mariano, American model
  • November 24
    • Ku Hye-sun, South Korean actress
    • Maria Riesch, German alpine skier
  • November 25
    • Ian Lacey, Australian rugby league player
    • Gaspard Ulliel, French actor
  • November 27Sanna Nielsen, Swedish pop singer
  • November 28
    • Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
    • Marc-André Fleury, Canadian hockey player
    • Trey Songz, African-American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor
    • Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress
  • November 30
    • Alan Hutton, Scottish professional footballer
    • Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani athlete


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Lauren London


Jackson Rathbone

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Theo James

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Bob Morley

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LeBron James

  • December 4Lindsay Felton, American actress
  • December 5Lauren London, American actress and model
  • December 7Robert Kubica, Polish Formula One racing driver
  • December 8
    • Jennifer Grassman, American recording artist and journalist
    • Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter
  • December 10Tom Hern, New Zealand actor
  • December 11Xosha Roquemore, American actress
  • December 12Daniel Agger, Danish football (soccer) player
  • December 13Santi Cazorla, Spanish football player
  • December 14
    • Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
    • Jackson Rathbone, American actor and singer
  • December 15
    • Yu Fengtong, Chinese speed skater
    • Martin Škrtel, Slovakian footballer
  • December 16Laura More (Muncey), British singer
  • December 16Theo James, English-American actor and singer.
  • December 17
    • Asuka Fukuda, Japanese singer
    • Shannon Woodward, American actress
    • Tennessee Thomas, British-born American drummer and actor
  • December 18
    • Julia Holter, American singer, songwriter and instrumentalist
    • Tiffany Mulheron, Scottish actress
  • December 20
    • Bob Morley, Australian actor
    • David Tavaré, Spanish singer
  • December 22Basshunter, Swedish DJ, Eurodance/Techno singer and record producer
  • December 23
    • Alison Sudol, American singer-songwriter and pianist (aka A Fine Frenzy)
    • Cary Williams, American football player
  • December 25
    • Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer
    • Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer
  • December 26Jennifer Sipes, American actress and model
  • December 27
    • Tye'sha Fluker, American basketball player
    • Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model
  • December 28
    • Martin Kaymer, German golfer
    • Festus, American professional wrestler
  • December 29Lisa Bruggemann, German artistic gymnast
  • December 30LeBron James, African-American basketball player

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    • Mariko Ebralidze, Georgian jazz singer



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Johnny Weissmuller


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Yuri Andropov

  • February 8Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • February 9Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1914)
  • February 10David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • February 11John Comer, English actor (b. 1924)
  • February 12
    • Anna Anderson, Pretender to the Russian throne (b. 1896)
    • Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914)
  • February 13Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (b. 1941)
  • February 15Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)
  • February 21Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • February 22
    • Jessamyn West, American writer. (b. 1902)
    • Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah a Pakistani religious leader,of Allo Mahar Shrif. (b. 1911)


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William Powell

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Sekou Toure

  • March 1Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
  • March 5
    • Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone (b. 1913)
    • William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
  • March 6Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (b. 1905)
  • March 10June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903)
  • March 12Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor (b. 1896)
  • March 16John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
  • March 18
    • Charley Lau, American baseball player (b. 1933)
    • Paul Francis Webster, American lyricist (b. 1907)
  • March 20Stan Coveleski, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1889)
  • March 23Shauna Grant, American pornographic actress (b. 1963)
  • March 24Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
  • March 26Ahmed Sékou Touré, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  • March 28Ben Washam, American animator (b. 1915)
  • March 31Jack Howarth, English actor (b. 1896)


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Marvin Gaye

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Arthur "Bomber" Harris

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Mark W. Clark

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  • April 1
    • Douglas Cooper, British art historian, critic and collector (b. 1911)
    • Marvin Gaye, American singer (b. 1939)
    • George Glass, American film producer and publicist (b. 1910)
    • Elizabeth Goudge, English writer (b. 1900)
  • April 5
    • Arthur "Bomber" Harris, British air marshall (b. 1892)
    • Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures, (b. 1894)
  • April 8Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)
  • April 9Willem Sandberg, Dutch typographer (b. 1897)
  • April 11Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (b. 1910)
  • April 15
    • Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician (b. 1921)
    • William Empson, English poet and critic (b. 1906)
    • Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • April 16Byron Haskin, American film and television director (b. 1899)
  • April 17Mark W. Clark, American general (b. 1896)
  • April 19Machito, Cuban jazz musician (b. 1908)
  • April 20
    • Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
    • Mabel Mercer, English cabaret singer (b. 1900)
  • April 21Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
  • April 22Ansel Adams, American photographer (b. 1902)
  • April 23
    • Roland Penrose, English artist, historian and poet (b. 1900)
    • Vicente Solano Lima, Argentinian journalist and politician (b. 1901)
  • April 24Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish writer (b. 1891)
  • April 25David A. Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy (b. 1955)
  • April 26
  • April 29Frances Day, American actress and singer (b. 1908)
  • April 30Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1946)


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Diana Dors

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John Betjeman

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Karl-August Fagerholm

  • May 2
    • Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913)
    • Jack Barry, American television host and producer (b. 1918)
    • Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • May 4Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
  • May 6Mary Cain, Mississippi newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904)
  • May 8Lila Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889)
  • May 16
    • Andy Kaufman, American comedian (b. 1949)
    • Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913)
  • May 19John Betjeman, English poet (b. 1906)
  • May 21
    • Andrea Leeds, American actress (b. 1914)
    • Ann Little, American actress (b. 1891)
  • May 22
    • Karl-August Fagerholm, 3-Time Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1901)
    • Rambai Barni, Queen consort of King Prajadhipok of Thailand (b.1904)
    • John Marley, American actor (b. 1907)
  • May 24Vincent J. McMahon, professional wrestling promoter WWF (b. 1914)
  • May 26Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)
  • May 27Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
  • May 28Eric Morecambe, British comedian (b. 1926)



Fernando Zobel

  • June 2Fernando Zóbel, Filipino painter (b. 1924)
  • June 6Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Sikh theologian, Most powerful Sikh leader of the 20th century (b. 1947)
  • June 11Enrico Berlinguer, General Secretary of the Italian Communist Party (b. 1922)
  • June 13António Variações, Portuguese singer (b. 1944)
  • June 15
    • Ned Glass, American actor (b. 1906)
    • Meredith Willson, American composer (b. 1902)
  • June 16Robert Mandrou, French historian (b. 1921)
  • June 17Chet Allen, American actor (b. 1939)
  • June 18
    • Alan Berg, American talk radio host (murdered) (b. 1934)
    • Marlia Hardi, Indonesian actress (suicide) (b. 1927)
  • June 19Lee Krasner, American painter (b. 1908)
  • June 20Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
  • June 22Joseph Losey, American film director (b. 1909)
  • June 24William Keighley, American film director (b. 1889)
  • June 25Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926)
  • June 26Carl Foreman, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • June 28
    • Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician and Military Chief of Staff (b. 1917)
    • Claude Chevalley, French mathematician (b. 1909)
  • June 30
    • Henri Fabre, pioneer French aviator & inventor (b. 1882)
    • Lillian Hellman, American playwright (b. 1905)


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Flora Robson

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George Gallup

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James Mason


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Richard Burton

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Truman Capote

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Muhammad Naguib

  • August 2Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animated film director (b. 1896)
  • August 4Mary Miles Minter, American actress (b. 1902)
  • August 5Richard Burton, British actor (b. 1925)
  • August 8Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921)
  • August 11
    • Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher (b. 1892)
    • Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian–German chess player (b. 1916)
    • Percy Mayfield, American rhythm and blues singer (b. 1920)
  • August 12Christine Hargreaves, British actress (b. 1939)
  • August 13
    • Clyde Cook, Australian actor (b. 1891)
    • Tigran Petrosian, Georgian chess player (b. 1929)
  • August 14J. B. Priestley, British novelist and playwright (b. 1894)
  • August 24Martín Almagro Basch, Spanish archaeologist, historian, and writer (b. 1911)
  • August 25
    • Truman Capote, American writer (b. 1924)
    • Viktor Chukarin, Russian Olympic gymnast (b. 1921)
    • Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (New York Yankees) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1899)
  • August 27Bernard Youens, British actor (b. 1914)
  • August 28Muhammad Naguib, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
  • August 29Pierre Gemayel, Lebanese politician, founder of the Kataeb Party (b. 1905)


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Janet Gaynor

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Walter Pidgeon


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Paul Dirac


Indira Gandhi


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Trygve Bratteli

  • November 6Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • November 14Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (assassinated) (b. 1916)
  • November 16
    • Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
    • Leonard Rose, American cellist (leukemia) (b. 1918)
  • November 18Mary Hamman, American writer and editor, modern living editor LIFE and editor in chief Bride & Home (b. 1907)
  • November 20Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1910)


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Peter Lawford

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsCarlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer
  • ChemistryRobert Bruce Merrifield
  • MedicineNiels Kaj Jerne, Georges J. F. Köhler, César Milstein
  • LiteratureJaroslav Seifert
  • Peace – Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelRichard Stone

1984 in fiction[]

  • The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, published in 1949, is set in this year.
  • The video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories takes place in 1984.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain takes place in this year.
  • The Terminator takes place in May of this year.
  • The Breakfast Club Saturday school detention takes place on 24 March 1984


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  3. "Events at the Surface of the Sun".
  4. "Snapshot: Maradona is toast of the town after signing for Napoli". The Times. London. February 20, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  5. "1984: Zola Budd in race trip controversy". On This Day. BBC. August 11, 1984. Archived from the original on January 23, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2013. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  6. "1984: Extent of Ethiopia famine revealed". BBC News. October 23, 1984. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  7. "1984: Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia". On This Day. BBC. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  8. Band Aid – Do They Know It's Christmas? Retrieved November 17, 2011.


  1. The Bill
  2. Sherlock Holmes