What Happened in 1984 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 799 of 799

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • Nov 23rd Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
  • Nov 23rd Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
  • Nov 23rd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 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
  • Nov 25th Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
  • Nov 25th William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Film-release-premierFilm Premier

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

  • Dec 1st 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2nd 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
  • Dec 2nd Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • Dec 2nd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 3rd 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 4th Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
  • Dec 4th 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 8th Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9th 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9th 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 10th 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
  • Dec 10th South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10th WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • Dec 11th "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
  • Dec 11th Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
  • Dec 13th Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
  • Dec 14th Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
  • Dec 15th USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • Dec 17th NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • Dec 17th NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
  • Dec 18th 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Dec 19th 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 20th 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
  • Dec 20th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21st Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
  • Dec 21st USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
  • Dec 22nd Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Dec 22nd Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • Dec 23rd Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • Dec 24th Palace coup in Mauritania
  • Dec 25th NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
  • Dec 27th Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 28th Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
  • Dec 28th Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
  • Dec 28th TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
  • Dec 28th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 29th 5th United Negro College Fund
  • Dec 29th Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 29th Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
  • Dec 31st Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
  • Dec 31st NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • Dec 31st Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 7th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
  • Dec 31st Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
  • Dec 31st US leaves UNESCO

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Famous Deaths

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