What Happened in 1984 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 798 of 798

  • Nov 16 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
  • Nov 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • Nov 16 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • Nov 17 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
  • Nov 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • Nov 18 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 18 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
  • Nov 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • Nov 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • Nov 18 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
  • Nov 18 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • Nov 19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
  • Nov 19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.

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

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

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

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

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Nov 28 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
  • Nov 29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 1 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
  • Dec 2 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • Dec 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 3 Union Carbide pesticide plant leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured
  • Dec 4 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.

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Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

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Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 5 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • Dec 5 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 6 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 6 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
  • Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • Dec 8 Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty

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Dec 8 Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Dec 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 9 Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
  • Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
  • Dec 9 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 10 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
  • Dec 10 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • Dec 11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
  • Dec 11 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
  • Dec 13 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
  • Dec 14 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
  • Dec 15 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 19 China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Dec 19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 19 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
  • Dec 19 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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Dec 19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Dec 20 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
  • Dec 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21 Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
  • Dec 21 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
  • Dec 22 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train

Music release#1 in the Charts

Dec 22 Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Dec 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • Dec 23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • Dec 24 Palace coup in Mauritania
  • Dec 25 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
  • Dec 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 28 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
  • Dec 28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
  • Dec 28 TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

Poet Ted Hughes
Poet
Ted Hughes
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Dec 29 5th United Negro College Fund
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 29 Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
  • Dec 31 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
  • Dec 31 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • Dec 31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 7th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
  • Dec 31 US leaves UNESCO

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