September 1984 in History

Events in History

  • 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 South Africa adopts constitution
  • 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 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)

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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 Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
  • Sep 13 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad

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Sep 13 Shimon Peres forms Israeli government with Likud

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 15 Morocco Showcase opens
  • 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

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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
  • 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)
  • Sep 19 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • Sep 20 Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
  • Sep 21 NASA launches Galaxy-C
  • Sep 25 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
  • 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 28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • 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 "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
  • Sep 30 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago
  • Sep 15 Henry Charles Albert David, Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession
  • Sep 23 Nathan Jendrick, American author
  • Sep 24 Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer
  • Sep 27 Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer

Weddings in History

  • Sep 22 Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
  • Sep 9 Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47
  • Sep 11 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
  • Sep 26 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • Sep 29 Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)