Historical Events in January 1984

  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

2nd Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • 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 Dantley (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 Philadelphia 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

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14th Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

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15th Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

16th 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 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
  • 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

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23rd Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

27th John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Milk & Honey" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 27th LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
  • 27th Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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29th President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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
  • 31st US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site