Historical Events for Year 1984

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Months in Year 1984: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events 1 - 150 of 800

Jan 1st - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
Jan 1st - Brunei becomes independent of UK
Jan 1st - NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
Jan 2nd - Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
Jan 2nd - Riot in Tunis kills over 100
Jan 2nd - Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor
Jan 2nd - Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.
Jan 2nd - 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
Jan 2nd - 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
Jan 2nd - 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
Jan 2nd - 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
Jan 3rd - Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
Jan 4th - "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
Jan 4th - Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
Jan 5th - Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
Jan 5th - Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
Jan 6th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
Jan 6th - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
Jan 7th - Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Jan 8th - NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
Jan 8th - Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1
Jan 8th - AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
Jan 8th - NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
Jan 9th - "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
Jan 9th - Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
Jan 9th - EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
Jan 9th - John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously
Jan 9th - Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"
Jan 10th - Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
Jan 10th - Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
Jan 10th - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
Jan 10th - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 10th - US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after almost 117 years
Jan 11th - Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
Jan 11th - STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
Jan 11th - Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
Jan 13th - TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna Jan 14th - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
Jan 15th - Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
Jan 15th - Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
Jan 15th - Tony Benn, described as a “leftwing rebel” wins Labour's nomination for the by-election in Chesterfield, UK
Jan 16th - 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win
Jan 16th - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
Jan 17th - Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
Jan 18th - 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
Jan 19th - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
Jan 19th - California Supreme Court rejects the request of quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia's to starve herself to death in a public hospital
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson Jan 20th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
Jan 21st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Jan 22nd - Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
Jan 22nd - Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
Jan 22nd - Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
Jan 23rd - Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
Jan 23rd - Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
Jan 23rd - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
Jan 24th - Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
Jan 26th - Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan Jan 26th - US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ
Jan 27th - John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
Jan 27th - LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
Jan 27th - Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
Jan 28th - 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win
Jan 28th - LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
Jan 28th - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
Jan 29th - 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
Jan 29th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
Jan 29th - President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
Jan 29th - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan Jan 31st - 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ
Jan 31st - Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
Jan 31st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 1st - China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
Feb 1st - Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
Feb 1st - Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
Feb 2nd - 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
Feb 2nd - Lebanese army fights in Beirut
Feb 3rd - 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched
Feb 4th - "9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances
Feb 4th - "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
Feb 4th - Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
Feb 5th - NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan Feb 5th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 6th - Muslim militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
Feb 7th - Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk (US)
Feb 7th - David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for 1st time
Feb 7th - Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS
Feb 8th - 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Feb 8th - 1st time 8 people in space
Feb 8th - A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
Feb 8th - Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7
Feb 9th - "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances
Feb 11th - 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
Feb 11th - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
Feb 12th - Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
Feb 12th - Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
Feb 12th - Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at Olympics
Feb 12th - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds
Feb 13th - 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
Feb 13th - Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
Feb 15th - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
Feb 16th - Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
Feb 16th - NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
Feb 17th - 34th Berlin International Film Festival: "Love Streams" wins the Golden Bear
Feb 18th - Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed
Feb 19th - "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
Feb 19th - 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Feb 19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 19th - 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
Feb 19th - 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (150.994 MPH)
Feb 22nd - Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
Feb 24th - Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
Feb 25th - Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
Feb 26th - Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
Feb 26th - Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC "Hymietown"
Feb 26th - Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl LewisOlympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis Feb 27th - Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)
Feb 27th - WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. changes call letters to WWRC
Feb 27th - Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
Feb 28th - 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys
Feb 29th - Pierre Trudeau announces he is stepping down after 15 years as Canadian Prime Minister
Mar 1st - Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
Mar 1st - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
Mar 2nd - Iran offensive against Iraq fails
Mar 2nd - John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
Mar 3rd - NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
Mar 3rd - Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez Mar 4th - Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
Mar 4th - Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Mar 5th - Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
Mar 5th - US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
Mar 6th - Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.
Mar 7th - The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
Mar 9th - Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
Mar 9th - John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously
Mar 9th - Phila 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
Mar 9th - Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
Mar 9th - The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.
Mar 10th - Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
Mar 10th - 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
Mar 10th - 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson Mar 11th - Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
Mar 11th - 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
Mar 12th - National Union of Mine Workers in Britain begins a 51 week strike
Mar 12th - British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
Mar 13th - Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
Mar 13th - WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
Mar 14th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
Mar 14th - Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast.
Mar 15th - 10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)
Mar 15th - Tanzania adopts constitution

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