Today in History for October 1984

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 68 of 68

1st - Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
1st - Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
2nd - 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
2nd - In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs beat Padres 13-0
2nd - Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
4th - US government closes down due to budget problems
4th - Detroit Tigers clinch AL East
5th - 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
5th - MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
6th - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
7th - Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant
7th - Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
7th - MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
8th - 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
8th - NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes
NFL Running Back Walter PaytonNFL Running Back Walter Payton 9th - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
11th - 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)
11th - August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC
11th - NASA launches space vehicle S-208
11th - VP candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) & George H W Bush (R)
12th - IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
13th - Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
13th - John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
13th - STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
14th - "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
14th - Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
14th - Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
14th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
15th - Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 15th - Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
16th - Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
16th - Desmond Tutu, South Afrian Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
17th - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
18th - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission
18th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
20th - Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
20th - Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
20th - The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
21st - Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
21st - Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
21st - Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
21st - 35th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 0.5 points
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 22nd - NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
22nd - Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
23rd - Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
23rd - NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
23rd - STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
24th - 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
24th - Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
25th - "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
25th - Hepatitis virus is discovered
25th - King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
25th - Rangers beat Devils 11-2
25th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
25th - West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 26th - Stephanie Fae Beauclair ("Baby Fae") gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
26th - "The Terminator" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US
27th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
27th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
27th - Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
28th - 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
28th - 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
28th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
29th - Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
30th - Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
31st - Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London
31st - Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi 31st - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 49 of 49

1st - Matt Cain, American baseball player
1st - Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
3rd - Yoon Eun Hye, South Korean actress
3rd - Ashlee Simpson, American singer
4th - Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
4th - Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
5th - Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
6th - Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
7th - Ikuta Toma, Japanese Singer/Actor
7th - Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
9th - Ghetto, British musician
10th - Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer
10th - Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress
10th - Paul Posluszny, American football player
10th - Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
10th - Rod Benson, American basketball player
11th - Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
11th - Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress
13th - Frank Simek, American soccer player
13th - Misono, Japanese singer (formerly Day After Tomorrow)
14th - LaRon Landry, American football player
16th - Trevor Blumas, Canadian actor
16th - Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005
17th - Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player
17th - Chris Lowell, American actor
17th - Randall Munroe, American webcomic author
18th - Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier
20th - Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
20th - Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
21st - Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater
21st - Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
21st - Marvin Mitchell, American football player
21st - Kieran Richardson, English footballer
23rd - Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model
24th - Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer
25th - Danny .S., English record producer
25th - Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens)
Pop Star Katy PerryPop Star Katy Perry (25th) 25th - Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas)
26th - Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
26th - Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
26th - Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer
26th - Amanda Overmyer, American Singer, American Idol (season 7)
27th - Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
27th - Brady Quinn, American football player
27th - Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
28th - Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
28th - Amanda Paige, American model
29th - Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
30th - Eva Pigford, American model

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actress Sigourney WeaverActress Sigourney Weaver (1st) 1st - Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
27th - "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

NBA Guard George GervinNBA Guard George Gervin (16th) 16th - Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 35 of 35

1st - Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
5th - Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
6th - George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
8th - Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
11th - Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
11th - Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
12th - Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
13th - Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
14th - Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
16th - Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
16th - Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
17th - Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
18th - Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
18th - Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
19th - Henri Michaux, writer, dies
19th - Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
19th - Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shoots himself on set of "Cover Up" at 27
20th - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul DiracTheoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac (20th) 20th - Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82
21st - Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer, dies at 78
21st - Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52
22nd - Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
22nd - Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
23rd - David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
23rd - Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
24th - Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
24th - Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
25th - Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
26th - John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
26th - Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
26th - Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
30th - June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
30th - Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
31st - Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (31st) 31st - Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

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