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1984

1984

Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar).

Events of 1984

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  • Famine in Ethiopia begins and kills a million people by the end of 1984. (1984 Famine in Ethiopia).
  • Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what came to be known as the Crack Epidemic.
  • A peace agreement between Kenya and Somalia was signed in the Egyptian capital Cairo in December 1984. With this agreement, in which Somalia officially renounced its historical territorial claims, relations between the two countries began to improve.
  • Chatham Dockyard in Medway, England closed after being used a shipbuilding yard for over 400 years since the reign of King Henry VIII.
  • Brothels legalized in Victoria.
  • The Cold War.

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Ship events

Nobel prizes

Templeton Prize

Notes

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