1984 was the 113th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.
- Hollywood Country Club was destroyed by fire
- Angela Davis ran a second time for Vice President of the United States on the Communist Party ticket
- Courteney Cox appeared in Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" video.
- Lonnie Holley purchased land around his Airport Hills home.
- Roy C. Allen became pastor of 32nd Street Baptist Church.
- The Primitons were founded.
- Richard Donohoe, rector of St Paul's Cathedral, was ordained.
- The Rosedale Community Development Corporation was founded.
- Bobby Hayes first elected mayor of Pelham
- The first Titusville Community Reunion and Festival was held at Memorial Park
- The Avon Building in Lakeview was damaged by flooding caused by frozen pipes.
- The Seasoned Performers theater group was formed.
- Freddie C. Rogers left the office of Mayor of Roosevelt City.
- Kathryn Scott became the director of the Million Dollar Band.
- The Birmingham Museum of Art acquired the "Portrait of Lady Helen Vincent" by John Singer Sargent.
- Michael Jackson and his brothers rehearsed in Birmingham for the "Victory" tour.
- January 20 - March 17: "Sculpture by John Rhoden" at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
- June 3: Edgar Arendall retired from Dawson Memorial Baptist Church.
- August: The maiden flight of the Discovery was piloted by astronaut Hank Hartsfield.
- October 1: Sara Wuska was sworn in as Mayor of Vestavia Hills.
- December: The Downtown Action Committee sponsored a Parking Meter Santa Claus.
- December: Hitachi, Japan's Ibaraki University and UAB became "sister universities".
- St Bernard Preparatory School opened in Cullman.
- Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve and the City of Birmingham purchased a second 120 acre parcel from the Jim Walter Company for expansion of the preserve.
- January 1: South Central Bell and six other regional companies were split off from AT&T.
- Continental Bakery opened.
- Skip Elliott's parents retired, making him sole owner of The Briary.
- Richard Scrushy founded HealthSouth in Little Rock, Arkansas
- WAPI-FM switched from "95 Rock" (album rock) to "I-95" (top 40)
- WQMS-AM became WGTT-AM.
- Mark Whitson began managing the shopping center anchored by his Mark's Outdoor Sports.
- Citizens Bank of Alexander City became Aliant Bank.
- March: The BJCC hosted 1st and 2nd round games of the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament.
- The 1984 Birmingham Stallions went 15-5 and lost to Philadelphia in the 2nd round of the USFL playoffs.
- Carl Lewis won four gold medals, and Rowdy Gaines won three, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
- Watson Brown became the head football coach at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
- The Winston 500 set a record with 75 lead changes.
- The UAB Blazers played the Auburn Tigers in basketball in front of 17,025 fans at the BJCC
- Davey Allison was ARCA Rookie of the Year.
- February 26: The UAB baseball field was opened with a Blazers victory over Vanderbilt.
- October: Alabama A&M defeated Alabama State 28-12 in the Magic City Classic at Legion Field.
- December 1: Alabama won 1984 Iron Bowl, 17-15 with Mike Shula in his first season at quarterback
- December: Kentucky defeated Wisconsin 20-19 in the 8th Hall of Fame Classic at Legion Field.
- December: Bo Jackson was named the Most Valuable Player in the Liberty Bowl.
- Birmingham Woman of the Year: Marie Ingalls
- University of Montevallo "Outstanding Commitment to Teaching": Angela Hernández
- Nuclear War and Cosmo Sun Connection, jazz albums by the Sun Ra Arkestra
- Reclining Nude, sculpture by Fernando Botero at the Birmingham Museum of Art
- Matinee Idol, film produced by David F. Friedman
- "Always a Chance" music video by Split the Dark
- Feature film The River, shot in Birmingham
- Feature film The Bear, depicting the life of Bear Bryant
- The Barracks Thief, novella by Tobias Wolff
- Biophilia, book by E. O. Wilson
- Clinical Electromyography: Nerve Condition Studies by Shin Oh
- Homegirls and Handgrenades, poems by Sonia Sanchez
- Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army, by Condoleezza Rice
- Usher's Passing, novel by Robert R. McCammon
- A World Made of Fire, novel by Mark Childress
- Edgar Arendall retired after 36 years in the pulpit of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church.
- Annetta Verin joined the legal staff for the City of Birmingham.
- Jack Shannon was named president, CEO and chairman of the Alabama Federal Savings & Loan Association.
- Rena Hudson was elected Mayor of Warrior
- January 15: Julia von Samson, tennis player
- February 2: Samford Bulldogs star Cortland Finnegan in Fayetteville, North Carolina
- February 7: Jamie Langley, Miss Alabama 2007
- February 9: Jason DiSalvo, motorcycle racer
- April 1: Johnny Baldwin, professional football player
- April 5: Floyd Franks, Jr, professional soccer player
- August 3: Greg Paiml, professional baseball player
- September 25: Justin Cassell, baseball player
- October 15: Abby Beam, Jacksonville State volleyball coach
- December 3: Jonathan Tucker, chef and restaurateur
- December 27: Le'Ron McClain, Alabama Crimson Tide and professional football fullback
- Handsome, Birmingham Zoo Asian black bear
- Aaron Miller, rabbi
- Melinda Toole, Miss Alabama 2006
- Matt Pitt, evangelist and founder of The Basement
- Tim Boykin, guitarist, from Berry High School
- Lawrence Conaway from Athens State College
- Chris Hammond, baseball pitcher, from Vestavia Hills High School
- Tim Hollis, historian, from UAB
- Susan Swider, architect, from SUNY-Binghamton
- Mark Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
- March 2: Geneva Mercer, assistant to Guiseppe Moretti
- August 14: Spud Davis, baseball player
- December 29: P. H. Polk, photographer
- See also List of Birmingham homicides in 1984
 See Also
1984 was a leap year. Brunei became an independent state. Michael Jackson was injured filming a Pepsi commercial. Clara Peller turned "Where's the Beef?" into a national catch phrase. The first Apple Macintosh was introduced. The Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo, with the summer games in Los Angeles. Konstantin Chenenko became head of the Soviet Union. The World's Fair was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reagan and Bush won the presidential election. Bernhard Goetz shot four teenagers on a train in New York City. Rajiv Gandhi became prime minister of India. Crack cocaine first appeared in Los Angeles and famine struck Ethiopia. Notable births in 1984 include actresses Mandy Moore and Scarlett Johansson, basketball players Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, Prince Harry of Wales, and singers Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson, Notable 1984 deaths include Ray Kroc, Johnny Weissmuller, Yuri Andropov, Ethel Merman, Marvin Gaye, Ansel Adams, Count Basie, Andy Kaufman, Michel Foucault, Indira Gandhi, and Sam Peckinpah. Bishop Desmond Tutu won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. Notable films of 1984 include Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Amadeus, The Terminator, and A Passage to India. William Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Ironweed.
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