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.
January 7 – Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The United States and the Vatican (Holy See) restore full diplomatic relations.
The Victoria Agreement is signed–institutionalising the Indian Ocean Commission.
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 24 – Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.
February 1 – Medicare comes into effect in Australia.
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 7 – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk.
February 8–19 – The 1984 Winter Olympics are held in Sarajevo, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
February 13 – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
February 23 – TED (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 5 – Iran 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 14 – Sinn 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.
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.
April 1 – Death 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 12 – Palestinian 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.
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 17 – WPC 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.
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.
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.
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 – Severomorsk Disaster: 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 17 – Michael 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 1 – William 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 3 – Ronald Reagan visits his ancestral home in Ballyporeen, the Republic of Ireland.
June 4 – Bruce 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.
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 is 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.
The official name of the Turkish city of Urfa is changed into Şanlıurfa.
Virgin Atlantic Airways makes its inaugural flight.
June 27 – France beats Spain 2–0 to win Euro 84.
June 28 – Richard Ramírez (the "Night Stalker") murders his first confirmed victim.
June 30 – John Turner becomes Canada's 17th prime minister.
June 30 – Elton John plays the famous Night and Day Concert at Wembley Stadium.
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).
July 13 – Terry 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.
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.
July 19 – 1984 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 23 – Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
July 25 – Salyut 7: cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.
July 28–August 12 – The 1984 Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California.
August 1 Kathy Rhoan began her career with Mariposa County Public Works
August 1 – Australian banks are deregulated.
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.
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.
August 16 – John DeLorean is acquitted of all eight charges of possessing and distributing cocaine.
August 17 – Peru recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
August 21 – Half a million people in Manila demonstrate against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
August 30 – STS-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.
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.
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 10 – Jeopardy! begins its syndicated version.
September 14 – P. W. Botha is inaugurated as the first executive State President of South Africa.
September 16 – Edgar Reitz's film series Heimat begins release in Germany.
September 17 – Brian Mulroney is sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.
September 18 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic, solo, in a hot air balloon.
September 20 – Hezbollah 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 4 – Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer become the first Australians to summit Mount Everest.
October 5 – STS-41-G: Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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.
October 25 – The European Economic Community makes £1.8 million available to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.
October 31 – Assassination 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 4 – The Sandinista Front wins the Nicaraguan general elections.
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.
Former 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.
November 9 – Cesar 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 14 – Zamboanga 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.
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.
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 – Kent and Dollar Farm massacres: the Tamil Tigers begin the purge of the Sinhalese people from North and East Sri Lanka; 127 are killed.
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 1 – Controlled Impact Demonstration: NASA and the FAA crashes a remote controlled Boeing 720.
December 2 – Bob Hawke's government is re-elected in Australia with a reduced majority.
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.
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 10 – Cisco Systems is founded.
December 14 – Nigeria 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.
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.
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.
January 1 – Michael Witt, Australian rugby league player
January 2 – Kristen Hager, Canadian film and television actress
Priit Loog, Estonian actor
Kate McKinnon, American actress, voice actress, and comedian
January 7 – Max Riemelt, German actor
Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
Steven Kanumba, Tanzanian actor and director (d. 2012)
Kim Jong-Un, North Korean Supreme Leader
January 10 – Kalki Koechlin, Indian film actress
January 11 – Mark Forster, German singer-songwriter
January 12 – Scott Olsen, American baseball player
Eleni Ioannou, Greek martial artist (d. 2004)
Nathaniel Motte, American songwriter, performer, singer, music producer, film composer, instrumentalist, and playwright (3OH!3)
Megan Quann, American swimmer
Victor Rasuk, American actor
January 16 – Craig Beattie, Scottish footballer
Sophie Dee, Welsh pornographic actress
Cassie Hager, American basketball player
Calvin Harris, British dance musician
Seung-Hui Cho, Korean-born American Virginia Tech massacre gunman (d. 2007)
Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
Thomas Vanek, Austrian hockey player
Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player
Zakia Mrisho Mohamed, Tanzanian long distance runner
January 20 – Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress, singer, and TV host
January 21 – Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor
January 22 – Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
January 23 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
January 24 – Witold Kiełtyka, Polish musician (d. 2007)
Robinho, Brazilian footballer
Stefan Kießling, German football player
Kaiji Tang, American voice actor
January 26 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
January 27 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress and musician
January 28 – Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer
Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer
Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer
Chad Power, American actor
Kid Cudi, American hip hop artist
Xi Zhang, Chinese contemporary artist
Lee Thompson Young, American actor (d. 2013)
Darren Fletcher, Scottish football player
February 3 – Kim Joon, South Korean rapper, actor, and model
February 4 – Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
Nate Salley, American football player
Carlos Tevez, Argentinian football player
February 6 – Darren Bent, English footballer
Han Geng, Chinese singer in Korea (Super Junior)
Logan Bartholomew, American actor
February 10 – Kim Hyo-jin, Korean actress
Mai Demizu, Japanese announcer
Aubrey O'Day, American singer and actress
Brad Keselowski, American stock car driver
Jennie McAlpine, British actress and comedian
Peter Vanderkaay, American Olympic swimmer
February 13 – Brina Palencia, American voice actress
February 15 – Dorota Rabczewska, Polish singer and model
Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian Olympic swimmer
Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian voice actor
February 17 – AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
February 18 – Genelle Williams, Canadian actress
February 19 – Marissa Meyer, American novelist
Ben Lovejoy, American hockey player
Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor, and television personality
Karina, Japanese model and actress
Damien Molony, Irish television actor
February 22 – Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby union footballer
Filip Šebo, Slovak footballer
Xing Huina, Chinese athlete
Beren Saat, Turkish actress
Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
February 28 – Karolína Kurková, Czech model
Alicia Hollowell, American softball pitcher
Cullen Jones, American Olympic swimmer
Cam Ward, Canadian hockey player
Claudio Bieler, Argentinian football player
Naima Mora, American winner of America's Next Top Model, cycle 4
Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger
March 2 – Ian Sinclair, American voice actor
March 3 – Hayley Marie Norman, American actress and model
Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer
Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
Zak Whitbread, American soccer player
Whitney Port, American television personality, clothing designer, and author
Brandon T. Jackson, American stand-up comedian, actor and rapper
Mathieu Flamini, French football player
Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
Nora-Jane Noone, Irish actress
March 9 – Julia Mancuso, U.S. Olympic medalist
March 10 – Olivia Wilde, American actress
March 12 – Jaimie Alexander, American actress
Michael Ennis, Australian rugby league player
Hosea Gear, New Zealand Rugby Union player
March 18 – Michael Schmid, Swiss Olympic freestyle skiier
March 19 – Bianca Balti, Italian model
Fernando Torres, Spanish football player
Nomura Yuka, Japanese actress
Christy Carlson Romano, American stage and film actress
Justine Ezarik, Internet celeberity and actress
March 21 – Sopho Gelovani, Georgian singer
Chris Bosh, American basketball player
Park Bom, Korean singer
March 25 – Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist
Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer
Sara Jean Underwood, American model
March 28 – Nikki Sanderson, English actress
Anna Nalick, American singer
Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
Justin Moore, American country music singer
April 1 – Murali Vijay, Indian cricketer
April 2 – Shawn Roberts, Canadian actor
April 3 – Allana Slater, Australian gymnast
April 4 – Sean May, American basketball player
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 8 – Kirsten Storms, American actress
Adam Loewen, Canadian pitcher
Linda Chung, Canadian TVB actress and singer
Mandy Moore, American singer and actress
Cara DeLizia, American actress
Natasha Melnick, American television and film actress
Kelli Garner, American actress
Nikola Karabatić, French handball player
April 12 – Emmy, Armenian singer
Kris Britt, Australian cricketer
Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor and writer
Nemanja Vuković, Montenegrin footballer
April 14 – Kyle Coetzer, Scottish cricketer
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author
Claire Foy, English actress
April 17 – Rosanna Davison, Irish model, Miss World 2003
Red Bryant, American football player
America Ferrera, American actress
Lee Da-hae, South Korean actress
Dmitry Trunenkov, Russian Olympic bobsledder
John Jairo Castillo, Colombian football player
Tyson Griffin, American MMA fighter
Nelson Évora, Portuguese athlete
Michelle Ryan, English actress
Amelle Berrabah, British singer (Sugababes)
April 23 – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player
April 24 – Tyson Ritter, American singer-songwriter (The All-American Rejects)
April 25 – Melonie Diaz, American actress
April 26 – Brett Novek, American male fashion model and actor
Fabien Gilot, French Olympic swimmer
Patrick Stump, American singer (Fall Out Boy)
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
Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer (NEWS) and actor
Kerry Bishé, American actress
May 3 – Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer
Little Boots, British pop singer
Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater
Kevin Owens, Canadian professional wrestler
Alex Smith, American football player
May 8 – Martin Compston, Scottish actor and former professional footballer
Ezra Klein, American journalist, blogger and columnist
Prince Fielder, American baseball player
May 11 – Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer
May 12 – Junie Browning, American MMA fighter
Michael Rensing, German footballer
Mark Zuckerberg, American founder and CEO of Facebook
Gary Ablett Jr., Australian rules footballer
May 15 – Samantha Noble, Australian actress
Andreas Kofler, Austrian ski jumper
Passenger, English singer and songwriter
Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
Dilara Kazimova, Azerbaijani singer and actress
Naturi Naughton, American singer and actress
May 21 – Jackson Pearce, American novelist
Adam Wylie, American actor
Sam Milby, Filipino actor and rock musician
Monica Bergamelli, Italian artistic gymnast
Sarah Hagan, American actress
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 27 – Darin Brooks, American actor
Carmelo Anthony, African-American basketball player
Kaycee Stroh, American actress
Aleksei Tishchenko, Russian Olympic boxer
Jason Smith, Australian actor
Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
Yael Grobglas, Israeli actress
Olivier Tielemans, Dutch race-car driver
Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka
Taylor Handley, American actor
Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer
Jillian Murray, American actress
June 5 – Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer
June 6 – ByeAlex, Hungarian indie-pop singer and writer
June 7 – Ari Koivunen, Finnish singer
Todd Boeckman, American football player
Andrea Casiraghi, Prince of Monaco
Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer
Torrey DeVitto, American actress and former fashion model
Caroline D' Amore, American DJ, model and actress
Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
June 11 – Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
June 13 – Bérengère Schuh, French archer
June 14 – Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer
June 15 – Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
Rick Nash, Canadian hockey player
Emiri Miyasaka, Japanese model
June 17 – John Gallagher Jr., American actor, singer and dancer
June 19 – Paul Dano, American actor and producer
June 23 – Duffy, Welsh singer
J. J. Redick, American basketball player
Lucien Dodge, American voice actor
Lauren Bush-Lauren, American model
Indigo, American television and voice actress
Killian Donnelly, Irish stage actor
Raymond Felton, American basketball player
Deron Williams, American basketball player
Aubrey Plaza, American actress
Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
Khloé Kardashian, Television personality
June 29 – Chris Egan, Australian actor
Fantasia Barrino, African-American singer
Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Mahkota of Johor
July 1 – Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper
July 2 – Vanessa Lee Chester, American television and film actress
Corey Sevier, Canadian actor
Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
Manny Lawson, American football player
July 4 – Jin Akanishi, Japanese singer (KAT-TUN and LANDS) and actor
July 5 – Danay García, Cuban film actress
July 6 – Lauren Harris, British rock musician
July 7 – Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
LA Tenorio, Filipino professional basketball player
Hanna R. Hall, American actress
Tanith Belbin, Canadian figure skater
Joe Pavelski, American hockey player
Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
Gareth Gates, English singer
Amanda Hocking, American fantasy novelist
Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
Sami Zayn, Syrian Canadian professional wrestler
July 17 – Asami Kimura, Japanese pop musician and was member of Hello! Project
Lee Barnard, English footballer
Liv Boeree, English poker player and TV presenter
Josh Harding, Canadian hockey player
Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian videographer
Diana Mocanu, Romanian swimmer
Alessandra De Rossi, Filipina actress
Andrea Libman, Canadian actress, voice actress and singer
Paul Davis, American basketball player
Iris Strubegger, Austrian model
Brandon Roy, American National Basketball Association player
Celeste Thorson, Asian American actress, model
July 24 – Tyler Kyte, Canadian actor/singer
July 26 – Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
Antoine Bethea, American football player
Taylor Schilling, American actress
Ali Krieger, American soccer player
Zach Parise, American hockey player
July 29 – Todd Bosley, American actor
Anna Bessonova, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
Gabrielle Christian, American actress
August 1 – Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player
Britt Nicole (Brittany Nicole Waddell), Christian rock artist
Brandon Browner, American NFL player
Carah Faye Charnow, American singer (Shiny Toy Guns)
Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
August 5 – Helene Fischer, German singer and entertainer
August 6 – Marco Airosa, Angolan footballer
August 7 – Ann Hsu, Taiwanese actress and model
Ryan Eggold, American film and television actor
Mariel Rodriguez, Filipina actress and model
August 11 – Melky Cabrera, American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals
Yua Aida, Japanese model and pornographic actress
Marian Rivera, Filipino actress
Sherone Simpson, Jamaican athlete
August 13 – James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
Clay Buchholz, American Major League Baseball pitcher
Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and socialite
Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
August 15 – Quinton Aaron, American actor
August 17 – Garrett Wolfe, American NFL player
Micah Alberti, American model and actor
Simon Bird, English actor and comedian
Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor
Tsokye Karchung, Bhutanese beauty queen, Miss Bhutan 2008
Alizée Jacotey, French singer
Melissa Schuman, American singer and actress
August 22 – Lee Camp, English footballer
August 23 – Glen Johnson, English footballer
Kyle Schmid, Canadian actor
Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player
Yesung, Korean singer (Super Junior)
August 25 – Kenan Sofuoğlu, Turkish professional motorcycle racer
Him Law, Hong Kong actor
Sarah Roemer, American model and actress
Ryan Kesler, American ice hockey player
Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer
September 1 – Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, composer, and guitarist (Fall Out Boy)
September 2 – Danson Tang, Taiwanese actor, model, and singer
September 3 – Garrett Hedlund, American actor
September 5 – Annabelle Wallis, British actress
September 5 – Erin Krakow, American Actress
Maksymenko Igor Volodymorovych, Ukrainian kickboxer
Orsi Kocsis, Hungarian model
Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer
Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player
Kate Lang Johnson, American actress and model
September 8 – Daniele Hypolito, Brazilian artistic gymnast
September 10 – Luke Treadaway, English actor
September 12 – September, Swedish singer and songwriter
Adam Lamberg, American actor
Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian actor
September 15 – Prince Harry, British Prince and son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales
Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer
Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer
Ali Fedotowsky, American television personality
Jack Carpenter, American actor
Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
Amber Rayne, American pornographic actress (d. 2016)
Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor
Brian Joubert, French figure skater
Holly Weber, American actress and model
Dwayne Bowe, American football player
Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American Olympic swimmer
Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress
Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch born American actress and singer
Gabrielle Christian, American television and film actress and model
Kate French, American television and film actress and model
Rashad McCants, American National Basketball Association player
Zach Woods, American actor and comedian
September 26 – Keisha Buchanan, British singer (Sugababes)
September 27 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian rock musician
Melody Thornton, American singer (Pussycat Dolls)
Helen Oyeyemi, British novelist
September 29 – Per Mertesacker, German football player
Matt Cain, American baseball player
Mónica Spear, Venezuelan actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (d. 2014)
John Morris, American actor
Marion Bartoli, French professional tennis player
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
Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u)
Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
Glenn McMillan, Australian actor
Brooke Valentine, American urban musician
Joanna Pacitti, American singer
Magdalena Frackowiak, Polish model
October 7 – Ikuta Toma, Japanese drama actor
Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
Steve Turner, Australian rugby league player
October 12 – Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai, Kenyan long-distance runner
Kathrin Fricke, German web- and video-artist, known as Coldmirror
Anton Kushnir, Belarusian Olympic freestyle skiier
October 14 – Santino Quaranta, American soccer player
October 15 – Chris Olivero, American actor
Ben Smith, Australian rugby league player
Shayne Ward, British singer
Chris Lowell, American actor
Randall Munroe, American programmer and webcomic artist
Hollie Dunaway, American female boxer
Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier
October 19 – Kaio de Almeida, Brazilian swimmer
October 21 – Marvin Mitchell, American football player
Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
Meghan McCain, American author and daughter of Senator John McCain
October 24 – Emily Barclay, English-born New Zealand AFI award-winning actress
Sara Lumholdt, Swedish singer
Katy Perry, American singer and actress
October 26 – Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
Kelly Osbourne, English singer
Brady Quinn, American football player
Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
October 28 – Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
October 29 – Eric Staal, Canadian hockey player
October 30 – Eva Marcille, American model
Scott Clifton, American actor and singer
Pat Murray, American football player
Amanda Pascoe, Australian swimmer
Nicole Rash, American model
Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer
Natalia Tena, English actress and singer
Anastasia Karpova, Russian singer (Serebro)
Julia Stegner, German model
Tamara Hope, Canadian actress and singer
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)
Dustin Brown, American hockey player
French Montana, Moroccan-American rapper
Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian footballer
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
Ricky Romero, American baseball player
Sebastian Schachten, German footballer
Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, from the Dominican Republic
Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer
Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player
Steven Webb, English actor
Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)
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
Britt Irvin, Canadian actress and singer
Jean-Martial Kipré, Ivorian footballer
Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer
Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer
Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
Stephen Hunt, English footballer
Birkir Már Sævarsson, Icelandic footballer
Omarion, American singer-songwriter and actor
Sandara Park, South Korean singer (2NE1) and model
Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player
November 14 – Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2007 winner
November 16 – Kimberly J. Brown, American actress
November 17 – Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
November 18 – Johnny Christ, American bassist (Avenged Sevenfold)
November 19 – Lindsay Ellingson, American model
Lindsey Haun, American actress
Jena Malone, American actress
November 22 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress
Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer
Jarah Mariano, American model
Ku Hye-sun, South Korean actress
Maria Riesch, German alpine skier
Ian Lacey, Australian rugby league player
Gaspard Ulliel, French actor
November 27 – Sanna Nielsen, Swedish pop singer
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
Alan Hutton, Scottish professional footballer
Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani athlete
December 4 – Lindsay Felton, American actress
December 5 – Lauren London, American actress and model
December 7 – Robert Kubica, Polish Formula One racing driver
Jennifer Grassman, American recording artist and journalist
Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter
December 10 – Tom Hern, New Zealand actor
December 11 – Xosha Roquemore, American actress
December 12 – Daniel Agger, Danish football (soccer) player
December 13 – Santi Cazorla, Spanish football player
Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
Jackson Rathbone, American actor and singer
Yu Fengtong, Chinese speed skater
Martin Škrtel, Slovakian footballer
December 16 – Laura More (Muncey), British singer
December 16 – Theo James, English-American actor and singer.
Asuka Fukuda, Japanese singer
Shannon Woodward, American actress
Tennessee Thomas, British-born American drummer and actor
Julia Holter, American singer, songwriter and instrumentalist
Tiffany Mulheron, Scottish actress
Bob Morley, Australian actor
David Tavaré, Spanish singer
Basshunter, Swedish DJ, Eurodance/Techno singer and record producer
Greg Finley, American actor
Alison Sudol, American singer-songwriter and pianist (aka A Fine Frenzy)
Cary Williams, American football player
Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer
Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer
December 26 – Jennifer Sipes, American actress and model
Tye'sha Fluker, American basketball player
Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model
Martin Kaymer, German golfer
Festus, American professional wrestler
December 30 – LeBron James, African-American basketball player
Odette Annable, American actress
Mariko Ebralidze, Georgian jazz singer
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepali Sherpa mountaineer
January 1 – Alexis Korner, British blues musician and broadcaster (b. 1928)
January 6 – Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)
January 7 – Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
January 9 – Sir Deighton Lisle Ward, Governor-General of Barbados (b. 1909)
January 11 – Jack La Rue, American actor (b. 1902)
January 13 – Ray Moore, American comic writer (b. 1905)
Brooks Atkinson, American theater critic (b. 1894)
Ray Kroc, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
Saad Haddad, Lebanese military officer and militia leader (b. 1936)
January 17 – George Rigaud, Argentinian actor (b. 1905)
January 20 – Johnny Weissmuller, Austrian-born swimmer and actor (b. 1904)
January 21 – Jackie Wilson, American singer (b. 1934)
January 22 – Sir Count Michael Gonzi, Archbishop of Malta and past politician (b. 1885)
January 29 – Frances Goodrich, American screenwriter (b. 1890)
January 30 – Luke Kelly, Lead Singer of Irish band The Dubliners (b. 1940)
February 8 – Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
February 9 – Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1914)
February 10 – David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
February 11 – John Comer, English actor (b. 1924)
Anna Anderson, Pretender to the Russian throne (b. 1896)
Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914)
February 13 – Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (b. 1941)
February 15 – Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)
February 21 – Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
Jessamyn West, American writer. (b. 1902)
Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah a Pakistani religious leader,of Allo Mahar Shrif. (b. 1911)
March 1 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone (b. 1913)
William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
March 6 – Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (b. 1905)
March 10 – June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903)
March 12 – Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor (b. 1896)
March 16 – John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
Charley Lau, American baseball player (b. 1933)
Paul Francis Webster, American lyricist (b. 1907)
March 20 – Stan Coveleski, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1889)
March 23 – Shauna Grant, American pornographic actress (b. 1963)
March 24 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
March 26 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922)
March 28 – Ben Washam, American animator (b. 1915)
March 31 – Jack Howarth, English actor (b. 1896)
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)
Arthur "Bomber" Harris, British air marshall (b. 1892)
Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures, (b. 1894)
April 8 – Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)
April 9 – Willem Sandberg, Dutch typographer (b. 1897)
April 11 – Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (b. 1910)
Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician (b. 1921)
William Empson, English poet and critic (b. 1906)
Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
April 16 – Byron Haskin, American film and television director (b. 1899)
April 17 – Mark W. Clark, American general (b. 1896)
April 19 – Machito, Cuban jazz musician (b. 1908)
Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
Mabel Mercer, English cabaret singer (b. 1900)
April 21 – Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895)
April 22 – Ansel Adams, American photographer (b. 1902)
Roland Penrose, English artist, historian and poet (b. 1900)
Vicente Solano Lima, Argentinian journalist and politician (b. 1901)
April 24 – Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish writer (b. 1891)
April 25 – David A. Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy (b. 1955)
Count Basie, American musician and composer (b. 1904)
May McAvoy, American actress (b. 1899)
April 29 – Frances Day, American actress and singer (b. 1908)
April 30 – Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1946)
Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913)
Jack Barry, American television host and producer (b. 1918)
Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
May 4 – Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931)
May 6 – Mary Cain, Mississippi newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904)
May 8 – Lila Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889)
Andy Kaufman, American comedian (b. 1949)
Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913)
May 19 – John Betjeman, English poet (b. 1906)
Andrea Leeds, American actress (b. 1914)
Ann Little, American actress (b. 1891)
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 24 – Vincent J. McMahon, professional wrestling promoter WWF (b. 1914)
May 26 – Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936)
May 27 – Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)
May 28 – Eric Morecambe, British comedian (b. 1926)
June 2 – Fernando Zóbel, Filipino painter (b. 1924)
June 6 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Sikh theologian, Most powerful Sikh leader of the 20th century (b. 1947)
June 11 – Enrico Berlinguer, General Secretary of the Italian Communist Party (b. 1922)
June 13 – António Variações, Portuguese singer (b. 1944)
Ned Glass, American actor (b. 1906)
Meredith Willson, American composer (b. 1902)
June 16 – Robert Mandrou, French historian (b. 1921)
June 17 – Chet Allen, American actor (b. 1939)
Alan Berg, American talk radio host (murdered) (b. 1934)
Marlia Hardi, Indonesian actress (suicide) (b. 1927)
June 19 – Lee Krasner, American painter (b. 1908)
June 20 – Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
June 22 – Joseph Losey, American film director (b. 1909)
June 24 – William Keighley, American film director (b. 1889)
June 25 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926)
June 26 – Carl Foreman, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician and Military Chief of Staff (b. 1917)
Claude Chevalley, French mathematician (b. 1909)
Henri Fabre, pioneer French aviator & inventor (b. 1882)
Lillian Hellman, American playwright (b. 1905)
July 1 – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian founder of the Feldenkrais Method (b. 1904)
July 4 – Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
July 7 – Flora Robson, English actress (b. 1902)
July 8 – Brassaï, Hungarian-born photographer (b. 1899)
July 14 – Philippé Wynne, American musician (b. 1941)
July 17 – Karl Wolff, German Nazi SS Officer (b. 1900)
July 19 – Harry Stockwell, American actor and singer (b. 1902)
July 24 – Armando Morales Barillas, Nicaraguan guitarist (b. 1936)
July 25 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
George Gallup, American statistician and opinion pollster (b. 1901)
Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)
July 27 – James Mason, British actor (b. 1909)
July 28 – Bess Flowers, American actress (b. 1898)
July 29 – Fred Waring, American bandleader (b. 1900)
August 2 – Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animated film director (b. 1896)
August 4 – Mary Miles Minter, American actress (b. 1902)
August 5 – Richard Burton, British actor (b. 1925)
August 8 – Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921)
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 12 – Christine Hargreaves, British actress (b. 1939)
Clyde Cook, Australian actor (b. 1891)
Tigran Petrosian, Georgian chess player (b. 1929)
August 14 – J. B. Priestley, British novelist and playwright (b. 1894)
August 24 – Martín Almagro Basch, Spanish archaeologist, historian, and writer (b. 1911)
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 27 – Bernard Youens, British actor (b. 1914)
August 28 – Muhammad Naguib, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
August 29 – Pierre Gemayel, Lebanese politician, founder of the Kataeb Party (b. 1905)
Adam Malik, 3rd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
Jane Roberts, American writer (b. 1929)
September 6 – Ernest Tubb, American singer (b. 1914)
September 7 – Joe Cronin, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1906)
September 8 – Frank Lowson, English Test Cricketer 1951–1955 (b.1925)
September 9 – Yılmaz Güney, Turkish film director (b.1937)
September 10 – Ismael Merlo, Spanish actor (b. 1918)
Richard Brautigan, American counter-culture author (suicide) (b. 1935)
Janet Gaynor, American Academy Award-winning actress (b. 1906)
September 17 – Richard Basehart, American actor (b. 1914)
September 20 – Steve Goodman, American folk musician and songwriter (b. 1948)
September 24 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
September 25 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897)
September 27 – Toke Townley, English actor (b. 1912)
October 1 – Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1911)
October 5 – Leonard Rossiter, British actor (b. 1926)
October 6 – George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist (b. 1902)
October 12 – Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing) (b. 1925)
October 13 – George Kelly, American baseball player (New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1895)
October 14 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
October 16 – Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (b. 1932)
October 18 – Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (b. 1957)
Henri Michaux, Belgian writer and painter (b. 1899)
Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish Roman Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1947)
Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
October 21 – François Truffaut, French film director (b. 1932)
David Gorcey, American actor (b. 1921)
Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (b. 1922)
October 24 – Walter Woolf King, American singer and actor (b. 1899)
October 30 – June Duprez, English actress (b. 1918)
Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor (b. 1900)
Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (assassinated) (b. 1917)
November 6 – Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
November 11 – Martin Luther King Sr., American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement, father of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1899)
November 14 – Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (assassinated) (b. 1916)
Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
Leonard Rose, American cellist (leukemia) (b. 1918)
November 18 – Mary Hamman, American writer and editor, modern living editor LIFE and editor in chief Bride & Home (b. 1907)
November 20 – Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1910)
December 1 – Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
December 4 – Jack Mercer, Voice of Popeye the Sailor (b. 1910)
December 5 – Cecil M. Harden, American politician (b. 1894)
December 7 – Jeanne Cagney, American actress (b. 1919)
Luther Adler, American actor (b. 1903)
Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
Robert Jay Mathews, leader of the neo-Nazi terrorist group The Order
Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (b. 1911)
George Waggner, American film director (b. 1894)
December 14 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
December 15 – Jan Peerce, American tenor (b. 1904)
Karl Deichgräber, German classical philologist (b. 1903)
J. Roderick MacArthur, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1920)
Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (b. 1946)
Dmitriy Ustinov, Soviet Army officer and Minister of Defense (b. 1908)
Stanley Milgram, American psychologist (b. 1933)
December 24 – Peter Lawford, British actor (b. 1923)
December 26 – Sheila Andrews, American surburbian musician (b. 1953)
December 28 – Sam Peckinpah, American film director (b. 1925)
December 29 – Leo Robin, American composer (b. 1900)
Physics – Carlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer
Chemistry – Robert Bruce Merrifield
Medicine – Niels Kaj Jerne, Georges J. F. Köhler, César Milstein
Literature – Jaroslav Seifert
Peace – Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – Richard Stone
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
1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (dominical letter AG) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.