On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • Adrian Dantley ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record for most free throws made in a game by converting 28 of 29 free throws in Utah's 116-111 win over Houston at Las Vegas
  • Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game