What Happened in June 1984

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
  • Jun 1 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • Jun 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • Jun 2 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 2 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
  • Jun 2 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
  • Jun 3 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 13 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 3 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win
  • Jun 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers

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Jun 4 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years

  • Jun 4 "Born in the USA" 7th studio album by Bruce Springsteen is released
  • Jun 4 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
  • Jun 4 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1

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Jun 5 Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jun 6 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • Jun 8 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Jun 8 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, is released
  • Jun 8 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released
  • Jun 9 Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"
  • Jun 9 "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • Jun 9 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • Jun 9 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

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Jun 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Jun 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • Jun 10 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jun 10 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)
  • Jun 11 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • Jun 11 US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • Jun 11 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • Jun 14 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
  • Jun 15 "Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
  • Jun 15 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
  • Jun 15 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Jun 16 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • Jun 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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Jun 17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Jun 18 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • Jun 19 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • Jun 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 22 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins

  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 22 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

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Jun 22 Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways commences operations with flight from Gatwick to Newark

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • Jun 24 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
  • Jun 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • Jun 25 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

  • Jun 26 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 26 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • Jun 27 Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"
  • Jun 27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • Jun 27 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • Jun 28 Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola
  • Jun 28 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jun 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990

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Jun 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jun 29 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • Jun 30 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
  • Jun 30 Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
  • Jun 30 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

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Jun 30 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, first Mongolian athlete win gold medal from Olympics
  • Jun 1 Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • Jun 4 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 4 Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • Jun 5 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress
  • Jun 6 Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballplayer
  • Jun 6 Shannon Stewart, American model
  • Jun 8 Andrea Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Jun 8 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 9 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • Jun 9 Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • Jun 9 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 9 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • Jun 10 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka
  • Jun 11 Vagner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 11 Andy Lee, Irish Boxer
  • Jun 13 Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 14 Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (ex-Sugababes)
  • Jun 14 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • Jun 15 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • Jun 16 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 John Gallagher Jr., American stage actor (The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 18 Mateus, Angolan footballer
  • Jun 18 Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jun 19 Emil Coleman, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)
  • Jun 19 Paul Dano, American actor
  • Jun 22 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • Jun 22 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • Jun 22 Dustin Johnson, American professional golfer (World Golfer number #1), born in Columbia, South Carolina

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Jun 23 [Amie Ann] Duffy, Welsh Singer (Mercy), born in Gwynedd, Wales

Singer Duffy
Singer
Duffy
  • Jun 24 J.J. Redick, American basketball player
  • Jun 25 Indigo, American actress
  • Jun 26 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
  • Jun 26 Raymond Felton, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Deron Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Jose Juan Barea, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian (Parks and Recreation), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 27 Rocio Guirao Diaz, Argentinian Model
  • Jun 27 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
  • Jun 27 Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Khloé Kardashian, American reality television star (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality Khloé Kardashian
TV Personality
Khloé Kardashian
  • Jun 27 Julie Ordon, Swiss model
  • Jun 29 Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
  • Jun 29 Christopher Egan, Australian actor
  • Jun 29 Derek Lee Rock, American drummer
  • Jun 30 Fantasia Barrino, American singer
  • Jun 30 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Jun 26 Tiny Tim marries Miss Jan (23)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos-I'll Be Home), dies at 52
  • Jun 2 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
  • Jun 5 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indies Sikh leader
  • Jun 5 Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72
  • Jun 6 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • Jun 7 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • Jun 8 Gordon Jacob, British composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 11 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian National Secreatary of Italian Communist Party (PCI) , dies at 62
  • Jun 13 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 13 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • Jun 15 Meredith Willson, composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82
  • Jun 15 Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jun 15 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), dies at 78
  • Jun 16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • Jun 17 Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
  • Jun 17 Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies
  • Jun 18 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
  • Jun 19 Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 20 Estelle Winwood, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 99
  • Jun 20 Sunny Johnson, actress (Animal House), dies cerebral hemorrhage at 30
  • Jun 20 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 22 Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
  • Jun 24 William Keighley, dir (Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94

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Jun 24 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jun 25 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • Jun 26 Carl Foreman, producer, dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 30 Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79