Historical Events in July 1984

  • Jul 1 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jul 1 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • Jul 1 The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
  • Jul 3 Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs of trying
  • Jul 3 Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
  • Jul 3 Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test
  • Jul 3 Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
  • Jul 4 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki
  • Jul 4 Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game
  • Jul 4 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • Jul 4 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
  • Jul 5 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
  • Jul 7 5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 91st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 8 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 12th Century York Minster damaged in lightning storm
  • Jul 9 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • Jul 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, SF
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
  • Jul 11 Britain's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
  • Jul 11 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
  • Jul 11 Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
  • Jul 12 Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
  • Jul 12 A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 13 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • Jul 13 Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 13 The last sitting of an all-white Parliament in South Africa
  • Jul 14 STS 41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads
  • Jul 14 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 15 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 15 John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously
  • Jul 17 Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
  • Jul 17 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
  • Jul 18 James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro Calif
  • Jul 18 Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF
  • Jul 18 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty
  • Jul 19 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
  • Jul 19 Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
  • Jul 20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
  • Jul 21 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • Jul 21 USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • Jul 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
  • Jul 22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 23 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • Jul 23 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • Jul 23 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • Jul 25 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 26 Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • Jul 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 30 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
  • Jul 30 Holly Roffey aged 11 days is the youngest ever to recieve a heart transplant
  • Jul 30 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
  • Jul 31 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
  • Jul 31 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed