Historical Events in June 1984

  • 1st Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • 1st KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
  • 1st Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • 1st Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • 2nd "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • 2nd Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
  • 2nd Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
  • 3rd "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 13 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

3rd 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 3rd 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win
  • 4th 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers

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4th Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs

  • 4th Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
  • 4th DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
  • 4th NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
  • 5th Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1

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5th Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 6th 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • 8th Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 9th "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • 9th 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • 9th Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
  • 9th Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • 9th Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • 9th NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • 9th Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

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9th Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 10th 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 10th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • 10th US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • 10th Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 11th Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • 11th US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • 14th Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
  • 15th "Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
  • 15th Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
  • 15th Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • 16th Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 16th Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • 17th Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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17th John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 18th 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 19th "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • 19th 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • 20th Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • 20th Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 22nd Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
  • 22nd Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • 22nd Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • 22nd Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO
  • 24th Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
  • 24th Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 25th Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • 25th STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
  • 26th 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

Music releaseMusic Recording

26th Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 27th Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • 27th Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
  • 27th UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • 27th Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • 27th Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • 28th Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola
  • 28th 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • 29th Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990

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29th Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 29th USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • 30th Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
  • 30th Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
  • 30th Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

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30th Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau