July 1984 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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
  • Jul 9 12th Century York Minster damaged in lightning storm
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
  • 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
  • Jul 13 Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
  • 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 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 21 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • Jul 21 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
  • 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 31 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 19 Holly Roffey, English youngest heart transplant (d. 1984)
  • Jul 19 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian animator

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born educator (b. 1904)
  • Jul 2 Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 3 Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
  • Jul 14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • Jul 18 James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in McDonalds
  • Jul 19 Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer ("Psycho" & "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" based on him), dies at 78

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies of a heart attack at 82

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Jul 27 Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81