The following events took place in 1884...
- 14th — George Dyson dies after a short illness.
- 24th — George Henry Wrigley dies suddenly in his garden in Netherton, aged 47.
- Greenhead Park is formally opened by the Mayor, Alderman Wright Mellor.
- 8th — Private Henry Vizzard commits suicide at the Rifle Butts rifle range on Crossland Moor, South Crosland. A suicide note reads, "I Henry Vizzard has had no comford in my Life for marring a old woman when a Boy."