On 12 October 1984 an IRA bomb exploded at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher was the target of the attack, which took place during the Conservative Party conference at the hotel.

Five people were killed and over 30 were injured. 

In this news report Margaret Thatcher talks about the bombing and says that the conference will continue despite the attack. 

The bomb exploded shortly before 3am on 12 October, while most of the attendees were sleeping. 

Those killed in the attack were Sir Anthony Berry, Eric Taylor, Lady Shattock, Lady Maclean, and Roberta Wakeham.