Find out what all happened February to November 1984

STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage. (5. September 1984)

Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. (13. February 1984)

The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (8. May 1984)

William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity. (16. March 1984)

Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. (5. October 1984)

Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture. (17. May 1984)

Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31. (12. October 1984)

The inaugural World Youth Day is held in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City. (15. April 1984)

STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. (30. August 1984)

McDonald's massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police. (18. July 1984)

The Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military with an attack on police and gendarmerie bases in Şemdinli and Eruh (15. August 1984)

Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city. (14. November 1984)

Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean. (14. September 1984)

Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya. (6. April 1984)

The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong (26. September 1984)

Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast. (14. March 1984)

Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more. (24. February 1984)

Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People's Bureau (Embassy) in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are wounded. The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building. (17. April 1984)

The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso. (4. August 1984)

The Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion. (5. June 1984)

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