Historical Events in November 1984

  • Nov 1 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
  • Nov 1 Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000

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Nov 1 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 2 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 2 Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • Nov 3 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India


Nov 3 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Nov 4 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%

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Nov 6 President Ronald Reagan (R) is re-elected over Mondale (D) in a landslide (won 49 states)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 6 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • Nov 7 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • Nov 8 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • Nov 8 Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
  • Nov 8 STS 51-A mission launches
  • Nov 9 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 9 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 9 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
  • Nov 9 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • Nov 9 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • Nov 10 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • Nov 10 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • Nov 10 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood
  • Nov 11 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances

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Nov 12 Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 12 Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
  • Nov 12 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • Nov 13 David Levy finds his first comet
  • Nov 13 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
  • Nov 14 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
  • Nov 14 NASA launches NATO-3D
  • Nov 14 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • Nov 16 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
  • Nov 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • Nov 16 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • Nov 17 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
  • Nov 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • Nov 18 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 18 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
  • Nov 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • Nov 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • Nov 18 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
  • Nov 18 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • Nov 19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
  • Nov 19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.

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Nov 22 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • Nov 23 Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
  • Nov 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 23 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
  • Nov 25 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
  • Nov 25 William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

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Nov 26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Nov 26 John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • Nov 26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • Nov 26 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

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Nov 28 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Nov 29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad