Look what happened the 1984.

The original American Telephone & Telegraph Company is divested of its 22 Bell System companies as a result of the settlement of the 1974 United States Department of Justice antitrust suit against AT&T. (1. January 1984)

Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom. (1. January 1984)

Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). (7. January 1984)

Holy See–United States relations: The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy. (10. January 1984)

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial. (22. January 1984)

The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale. (24. January 1984)

Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium. (27. January 1984)

Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region. (28. January 1984)

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. (3. February 1984)

Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger. (3. February 1984)

Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). (7. February 1984)

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

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

Six thousand miners in the United Kingdom begin their strike at Cortonwood Colliery. (5. March 1984)

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

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

Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded. (22. March 1984)

President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons. (4. April 1984)

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

India moves into Siachen Glacier thus annexing more territory from the Line of Control. (13. April 1984)

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