What Happened in November 1984

Historical Events

  • 1st 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
  • 1st Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • 1st Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000

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1st Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 2nd France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 2nd Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 3rd 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

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3rd Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 4th Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 4th Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

Electoral-defeatElectoral Victory

6th President Ronald Reagan (R) is re-elected over Mondale (D) in a landslide (won 49 states)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 6th Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • 7th STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • 8th 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • 8th Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
  • 8th STS 51-A mission launches
  • 9th 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

9th Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 9th Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
  • 9th Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • 9th Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • 10th Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • 10th Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • 10th Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood
  • 11th "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances

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12th Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 12th Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
  • 12th NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • 13th David Levy finds his first comet
  • 13th Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
  • 14th Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
  • 14th NASA launches NATO-3D
  • 14th Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • 16th 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
  • 16th Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 16th Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 16th John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • 17th Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
  • 17th Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • 18th "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 18th 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
  • 18th Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • 18th Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 18th NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • 18th NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
  • 18th 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • 18th The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • 19th Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
  • 19th NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • 20th McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • 20th Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 20th SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.

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22nd Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 23rd Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
  • 23rd Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 23rd Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
  • 25th Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
  • 25th William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

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26th After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 26th John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • 26th Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 26th US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

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28th Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 29th Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Natalia Tena, English actress
  • 2nd Tamara Hope, Canadian actress
  • 2nd Julia Stegner, German supermodel
  • 3rd Ryo Nishikido, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band) and Kanjani8)
  • 3rd Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver
  • 5th Nick Folk, American football player
  • 5th Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player
  • 9th Delta Goodrem, Australian singer
  • 9th Joel Zumaya, American baseball player
  • 10th Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player
  • 12th Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
  • 12th Omarion, American R&B musician
  • 12th Sandara Park, South Korean actor
  • 12th Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver
  • 14th Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 14th Lisa De Vanna, Australian female footballer
  • 16th Gemma Atkinson, British actress and model
  • 16th Kimberly J. Brown, American actress
  • 17th Park Han-byul, South Korean actress
  • 18th Johnny Christ, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • 18th Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer
  • 20th Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver
  • 21st Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 21st Jena Malone, American Actress

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22nd Scarlett Johansson, American actress (The Prestige), born in NYC, New York

  • 23rd Lucas Grabeel, American actor and singer
  • 25th Gaspard Ulliel, French actor
  • 26th Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 27th Domata Peko, American football player
  • 28th Joross Gamboa, Filipino actor
  • 28th Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress
  • 28th Trey Songz, American singer
  • 28th Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • 28th Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 29th Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist
  • 30th Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
  • 30th Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 30th Omahyra Mota, Dominican model/actress
  • 30th Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

7th FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona

HeartWedding of Interest

24th MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2nd Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
  • 4th Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
  • 6th Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 7th George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • 8th Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
  • 10th Sudie Bond, actress (Tomorrow), dies at 56 of a respiratory ailment
  • 10th Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 11th Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
  • 11th Jan Novak, composer, dies at 63
  • 12th Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • 13th Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66
  • 13th ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
  • 14th George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
  • 14th Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • 15th Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
  • 16th Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 18th Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
  • 19th George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • 20th Alexander Moyzes, composer, dies at 78
  • 27th Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • 28th Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • 29th Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)