June 1984 in History

Events in History

  • 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 2 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
  • Jun 3 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win
  • Jun 4 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
  • Jun 4 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
  • Jun 5 Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1

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Jun 5 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
  • 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 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • Jun 9 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • Jun 9 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
  • Jun 10 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • 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 16 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)

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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 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 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 25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • Jun 25 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
  • Jun 26 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4
  • 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 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • 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 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
  • 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

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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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballplayer
  • Jun 8 Andrea Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Jun 10 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka

Weddings in History

  • Jun 26 Tiny Tim marries Miss Jan (23)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indies Sikh leader
  • Jun 5 Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Enrico Berlinguer, secr-general (CP) Italy, dies
  • Jun 18 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
  • Jun 19 Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
  • Jun 24 William Keighley, dir (Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94
  • Jun 25 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • Jun 26 Carl Foreman, producer, dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 26 George H Gallup, pollster (Gallup Poll), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79