What Happened in March 1984

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
  • Mar 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
  • Mar 2 Iran offensive against Iraq fails
  • Mar 3 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 3 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Mar 5 Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
  • Mar 5 US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
  • Mar 6 Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins.
  • Mar 7 The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
  • Mar 9 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 9 John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 9 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Mar 9 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 9 The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.

  • Mar 10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • Mar 10 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • Mar 10 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
  • Mar 11 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
  • Mar 11 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
  • Mar 12 Brtish National Union of Mine Workers headed by Arthur Scargill supports regional strikes, calls for national action
  • Mar 13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • Mar 13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 14 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
  • Mar 14 Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 15 10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Tom Selleck
Actor
Tom Selleck
  • Mar 15 Tanzania adopts constitution
  • Mar 16 Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
  • Mar 16 South Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty
  • Mar 17 Scotland beats France, 21-12 at Murrayfield to win the Five Nations Rugby Championship outright and Triple Crown for first time since 1938; Grand Slam first time since 1925
  • Mar 18 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 19 American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • Mar 19 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
  • Mar 19 KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
  • Mar 19 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
  • Mar 19 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • Mar 19 STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Mar 20 Andy Kaufman & Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres
  • Mar 20 Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
  • Mar 20 Nigerian Major-General Babatunde Idiagbon launches a campaign on ‘National Consciousness and Enlightenment’

  • Mar 21 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • Mar 21 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule
  • Mar 21 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
  • Mar 21 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 22 Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
  • Mar 23 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91)
  • Mar 23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • Mar 23 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill & Paul Martini (CAN)
  • Mar 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 24 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52)
  • Mar 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • Mar 24 Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres

  • Mar 27 Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines
  • Mar 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
  • Mar 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 30 US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
  • Mar 30 World's most valuable tip - New York police detective Robert Cunningham offers waitress Phyllis Penzo half of $1 lottery ticket, next day they win $6 million
  • Mar 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 31 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty wins aboard 13/1 Hallo Dandy; 23 complete the course, breaking record for most finishers
  • Mar 31 Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Naima Mora, American model
  • Mar 1 Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
  • Mar 3 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
  • Mar 4 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • Mar 6 Becky, Japanese-British entertainer
  • Mar 7 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • Mar 7 Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
  • Mar 8 Dave Moffatt, Canadian musician
  • Mar 9 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • Mar 10 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Mar 10 Ben May, English footballer
  • Mar 10 Olivia Wilde, American actress
  • Mar 11 Anna Tsuchiya, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • Mar 11 Tom James, British rower
  • Mar 11 Marc-André Grondin, Canadian actor
  • Mar 12 Shareefa [Faradah Cooper], American R&B singer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
  • Mar 12 Jaimie Alexander, American Actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Mar 13 Rachael Bella, American actress (The Ring), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Mar 13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Mar 13 Noel Fisher, Canadian actor (Shameless, The Riches), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 13 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan
  • Mar 13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Mar 14 Liesel Matthews, American former child actress
  • Mar 14 Antoni Porowski, Canadian chef and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 15 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
  • Mar 16 Levi Brown, American football player
  • Mar 18 Vonzell Solomon, American Idol Contestant
  • Mar 19 Tanushree Dutta, Indian actress (Aashiq Banaya Aapne), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • Mar 20 Justine Ezarik, American Internet personality
  • Mar 20 Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
  • Mar 20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 20 Winta, Norwegian musician
  • Mar 20 Valtteri Filppula, Finnish professional ice-hockey player
  • Mar 20 Christy Carlson Romano, American actress
  • Mar 20 Marcus Vick, American football player
  • Mar 21 Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver
  • Mar 24 Tommy Snider, American actor (Dumb and Dumber To), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 24 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • Mar 25 Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter and actress (scorpion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 26 Sara Jean Underwood, American model
  • Mar 26 Stéphanie Lapointe, French-Canadian singer
  • Mar 27 Emily Ann Lloyd, American actress (Apollo 13), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 27 Jon Paul Steur, American actor (Grace Under Fire), born in Escondido, California
  • Mar 28 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • Mar 28 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • Mar 28 Nikki Sanderson, British actress and model
  • Mar 30 Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • Mar 30 Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter.
  • Mar 30 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011) born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 James Jones, American football player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 3 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 22 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (36) weds singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (23) in Hampshire, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24 "Knight Rider" actor David Hasselhoff (32) weds "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (28)


Famous Deaths


Person of interestJackie Coogan

Mar 1 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Mar 2 Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • Mar 4 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Mar 4 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • Mar 5 Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • Mar 5 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • Mar 5 William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
  • Mar 6 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • Mar 6 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 7 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • Mar 10 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
  • Mar 11 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • Mar 11 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (b. 1903)
  • Mar 12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and chairman (Club of Rome), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 16 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, dies at 68
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • Mar 18 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 19 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, dies of cancer at 56
  • Mar 21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • Mar 24 Sam Jaffe, American actor (Dr Zorba), dies of cancer at 93
  • Mar 26 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  • Mar 28 Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
  • Mar 28 Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • Mar 28 Benjamin Mays, African-American educator (Morehouse, Howard University) and civil rights leader, dies at 89
  • Mar 30 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • Mar 31 Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 39