On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • 16 year old future South African Test cricket batsman Darryl Cullinan scores his 1st first-class century (106 no) for Border against Natal B in East London
  • 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
  • 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
  • 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Riot in Tunis kills over 100
  • Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor

Famous Birthdays

  • Colleen Taylor, American journalist