Historical Events in 1984 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 799

  • 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
  • Aug 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 3 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 3 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 4 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
  • Aug 4 Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
  • Aug 4 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 5 Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Aug 5 Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR
  • Aug 6 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 7 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
  • Aug 8 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer
  • Aug 8 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Aug 9 Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
  • Aug 9 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Aug 11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • Aug 11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 13 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
  • Aug 14 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
  • Aug 14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • Aug 15 The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
  • Aug 16 Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened
  • Aug 16 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • Aug 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
  • Aug 16 NASA launches Ampte
  • Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
  • Aug 18 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 19 Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • Aug 22 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
  • Aug 22 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 22 The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 25 French airship capsizes
  • Aug 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 27 US President Ronald Reagan announces 'Teacher in Space' project
  • Aug 27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 30 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 2 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
  • Sep 3 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
  • Sep 3 Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th
  • Sep 3 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 3 South Africa adopts constitution
  • Sep 4 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
  • Sep 5 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
  • Sep 6 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
  • Sep 6 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1985)
  • Sep 7 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236
  • Sep 8 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission
  • Sep 8 104th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (4-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 9 104th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 10 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
  • Sep 10 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 First episode of daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! with Alex Trebek as host

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Sep 12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • Sep 12 Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
  • Sep 12 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
  • Sep 13 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Shimon Peres forms Israeli government with Likud

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 14 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think"
  • Sep 15 Morocco Showcase opens
  • Sep 15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 15 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 16 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
  • Sep 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • Sep 17 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Sep 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 18 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
  • Sep 18 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 19 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • Sep 20 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • Sep 20 Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
  • Sep 21 NASA launches Galaxy-C
  • Sep 23 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win
  • Sep 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Sep 24 Cubs clinch NL East title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 25 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Sep 25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • Sep 25 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 26 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
  • Sep 26 Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
  • Sep 26 Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
  • Sep 26 Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
  • Sep 26 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
  • Sep 28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • Sep 28 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • Sep 29 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
  • Sep 29 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
  • Sep 29 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
  • Sep 29 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
  • Sep 29 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
  • Sep 29 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
  • Sep 29 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
  • Sep 29 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
  • Sep 29 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

  • Sep 30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • Sep 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • Sep 30 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6
  • Sep 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • Sep 30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury