Historical Events in 1984 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 799

  • Apr 10 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
  • Apr 10 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Apr 10 US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
  • Apr 11 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
  • Apr 11 Chinese troops invade Vietnam

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Apr 11 General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko named President of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Apr 11 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
  • Apr 13 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
  • Apr 13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 14 Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch Neth
  • Apr 15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 15 48th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 15 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Apr 15 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • Apr 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 16 88th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:10:34 and Lorraine Moller of New Zealand 1st woman in 2:29:28
  • Apr 16 Oakland A Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • Apr 16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"
  • Apr 17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Apr 17 During Libyan Embassy demonstration in London, British police officer Yvonne Fletcher shot dead
  • Apr 18 Space Shuttle Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base
  • Apr 18 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
  • Apr 19 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine)
  • Apr 20 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan
  • Apr 21 "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour
  • Apr 21 After 37 weeks "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
  • Apr 21 Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
  • Apr 21 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
  • Apr 21 Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
  • Apr 22 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Apr 23 AIDS-virus identified as HTLV-III (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  • Apr 24 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • Apr 25 Rock group Wings disbands
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 26 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 President Reagan visits China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Apr 27 Cleve Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
  • Apr 27 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
  • Apr 28 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • Apr 29 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • Apr 29 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden
  • Apr 30 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • May 1 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • May 1 1984 NFL Draft: Irving Fryar from University of Nebraska first pick by New England Patriots
  • May 1 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 0
  • May 2 "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 performances
  • May 2 Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
  • May 2 Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
  • May 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 4 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
  • May 5 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • May 5 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • May 5 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 6 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • May 6 Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election
  • May 7 $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
  • May 7 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
  • May 8 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 8 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
  • May 8 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • May 9 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
  • May 9 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • May 10 Intl Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua
  • May 11 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
  • May 11 Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
  • May 11 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
  • May 12 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-D
  • May 12 France performs nuclear test
  • May 12 Joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on same hole

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • May 12 White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
  • May 12 World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
  • May 13 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • May 13 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 13 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • May 14 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
  • May 16 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
  • May 16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • May 16 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • May 16 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 16 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
  • May 17 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • May 17 Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Prince Charles calls proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversy on the role of the Royal Family and course of modern architecture.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 19 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • May 19 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • May 20 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • May 20 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

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May 20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • May 23 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • May 23 37th Cannes Film Festival: "Paris, Texas" directed by Wim Wenders wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 "Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • May 24 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
  • May 25 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
  • May 25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • May 26 Floods kill 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 26 Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
  • May 26 US President President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war
  • May 27 Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest" premieres in NYC
  • May 27 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 27 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 30 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's headquarters in Nicaragua
  • May 30 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • May 30 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • May 31 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
  • May 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 31 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record
  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
  • Jun 1 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • Jun 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • Jun 2 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 2 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
  • Jun 2 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
  • Jun 3 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 13 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jun 6 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • Jun 8 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Jun 9 "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
  • Jun 9 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • Jun 9 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • Jun 9 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
  • Jun 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
  • Jun 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • Jun 10 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 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
  • Jun 10 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)
  • Jun 11 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • Jun 11 US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • Jun 14 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
  • Jun 15 "Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
  • Jun 15 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
  • Jun 15 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Jun 16 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • Jun 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 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
  • Jun 18 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 19 "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • Jun 19 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • Jun 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 22 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 22 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 24 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
  • Jun 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • Jun 25 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

  • Jun 26 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jun 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
  • Jun 27 Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
  • Jun 27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • Jun 27 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • Jun 28 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
  • Jun 28 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jun 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
  • Jun 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jun 29 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • Jun 30 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
  • Jun 30 Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
  • Jun 30 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 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
  • 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