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Timeline: 1984

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 17, 1984 Milan-San Remo Franceco Moser (Ita) 294 km
April 1, 1984 Tour of Flanders Johan Lammerts (Hol) 268 km
April 8, 1984 Paris-Roubaix Sean Kelly (Ire) 265 km
April 15, 1984 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sean Kelly (Ire) 246 km
April 17-May 6, 1984 Vuelta a Espana Eric Caritoux (Fra) 19 Stages, 3,594 km
May 17-June 10, 1984 Giro d'Italia Franceco Moser (Ita) 22 Stages, 3,784 km (adjusted)
June 29-July 22, 1984 Tour de France Laurent Fignon (Fra) 23 Stages, 4,021 km
September 2, 1984 World Championships Claude Criquielion (Bel) Barcelona, Spain 255.6 km

October 13, 1984

Giro di Lombardia Bernard Hinault (Fra) Milan-Como, 251 km

•  “Where's the Beef?”- Clara Peller was featured in a successful advertising campaign for Wendy's fast food restaurant.

•  France - USA cyclist Mariane Martin won the first Tour de France for women.

•  Brighton Bombing - an Irish Rep. Army (IRA) bomb at the Grand Hotel in the English seaport resort of Brighton killed Sir Anthony Berry , a conservative, British politician and Member of Parliament. The blast came during a Conservative Party convention. Three others were killed in the blast and a fifth person died of injuries a month later.

•  Summer Olympic Games - Los Angeles, California hosted the 23 rd Olympiad.

Notable Deaths -
* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Emilio Rodriguez (Spa), 1923-1984, the Vuelta Champion in 1950.

Johnny Weismuller, 1904-1984, American champion swimmer and actor, known for his role as Tarzan, died of a pulmonary edema. (See L'Equipe Sports Figure of the Decade 1920's).



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