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Time Change 1984 in the United States

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Country: United States
Long Name: United States of America
Abbreviations: US, USA
Capital: Washington DC
Time Zones: 7 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 12 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +1

Apr 29

Forward 1 hour

Apr 29, 1984 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 29, 1984, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 29, 1984, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 29, 1984 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 28

Back 1 hour

Oct 28, 1984 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 1984, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 1984, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 1984 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 2021

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 1984
(51 in total, 48 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 2 with parts on DST)

AlabamaApr 29 - Oct 28KansasApr 29 - Oct 28North DakotaApr 29 - Oct 28
AlaskaApr 29 - Oct 28KentuckyApr 29 - Oct 28OhioApr 29 - Oct 28
Arizona (northeast)Apr 29 - Oct 28LouisianaApr 29 - Oct 28OklahomaApr 29 - Oct 28
ArizonaNo DSTMaineApr 29 - Oct 28OregonApr 29 - Oct 28
ArkansasApr 29 - Oct 28MarylandApr 29 - Oct 28PennsylvaniaApr 29 - Oct 28
CaliforniaApr 29 - Oct 28MassachusettsApr 29 - Oct 28Rhode IslandApr 29 - Oct 28
ColoradoApr 29 - Oct 28MichiganApr 29 - Oct 28South CarolinaApr 29 - Oct 28
ConnecticutApr 29 - Oct 28MinnesotaApr 29 - Oct 28South DakotaApr 29 - Oct 28
DelawareApr 29 - Oct 28MississippiApr 29 - Oct 28TennesseeApr 29 - Oct 28
District of ColumbiaApr 29 - Oct 28MissouriApr 29 - Oct 28TexasApr 29 - Oct 28
FloridaApr 29 - Oct 28MontanaApr 29 - Oct 28UtahApr 29 - Oct 28
GeorgiaApr 29 - Oct 28NebraskaApr 29 - Oct 28VermontApr 29 - Oct 28
HawaiiNo DSTNevadaApr 29 - Oct 28VirginiaApr 29 - Oct 28
IdahoApr 29 - Oct 28New HampshireApr 29 - Oct 28WashingtonApr 29 - Oct 28
IllinoisApr 29 - Oct 28New JerseyApr 29 - Oct 28West VirginiaApr 29 - Oct 28
IndianaNo DSTNew MexicoApr 29 - Oct 28WisconsinApr 29 - Oct 28
Indiana (north, northwest)Apr 29 - Oct 28New YorkApr 29 - Oct 28WyomingApr 29 - Oct 28
IowaApr 29 - Oct 28North CarolinaApr 29 - Oct 28

DST in Other Locations in USA in 1984 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.