November 1984 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
  • 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

MurderAssassination

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 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
  • Nov 6 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • Nov 7 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • Nov 8 Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
  • Nov 8 STS 51-A mission launches
  • Nov 9 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • Nov 10 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • Nov 12 Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
  • 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 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
  • Nov 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • 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 20 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • Nov 20 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.
  • 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
  • Nov 26 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Ryo Nishikido, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band) and Kanjani8)
  • Nov 29 Sitti Navarro, Philippine bossa nova artist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Nov 2 Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
  • Nov 6 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • Nov 10 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • Nov 11 Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • Nov 13 ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
  • Nov 14 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • Nov 15 Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
  • Nov 18 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
  • Nov 19 George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • Nov 20 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), dies at 74
  • Nov 27 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • Nov 28 Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • Nov 29 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)