Historical Events for January 1984

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Events 1 - 71 of 71

1st - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
1st - Brunei becomes independent of UK
1st - NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
2nd - Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
2nd - Riot in Tunis kills over 100
2nd - Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor
2nd - Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.
2nd - 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
2nd - 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
2nd - 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
2nd - 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
3rd - Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
4th - "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
4th - Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
5th - Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
5th - Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
6th - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
6th - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
7th - Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
8th - NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
8th - Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1
8th - AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
8th - NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
9th - "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
9th - Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
9th - EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
9th - John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously
9th - Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"
10th - Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
10th - Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
10th - Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
10th - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
10th - US re-establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after almost 117 years
11th - Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
11th - STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
11th - Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
13th - TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 14th - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
15th - Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
15th - Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
15th - Tony Benn, described as a “leftwing rebel” wins Labour's nomination for the by-election in Chesterfield, UK
16th - 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win
16th - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
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
18th - 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
19th - Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
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 20th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
21st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
22nd - Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
22nd - Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
22nd - Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
23rd - Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
23rd - Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
23rd - Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
24th - Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
26th - Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
26th - US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan 27th - John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album
27th - LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
27th - Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
28th - 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, & Shirley MacLaine win
28th - LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
28th - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
29th - 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
29th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
29th - President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
29th - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
31st - 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ
31st - Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 31st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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