Historical Events in June 1984

  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
  • Jun 1 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
  • Jun 1 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg
  • Jun 2 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 2 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
  • Jun 2 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
  • Jun 3 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win

LPGA Championship

Jun 3 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Defending champion Patty Sheehan finishes 10 strokes ahead of runners-up Pat Bradley and Beth Daniel

  • Jun 3 Revival of musical "The Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • Jun 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win

US Golf Open

Jun 4 1960 champion Arnold Palmer fails to qualify for the US Open Golf Championship for the first time in 32 years

Album Release

Jun 4 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 7th studio album "Born in the USA", his biggest commercial success topped the charts in 11 countries and sold over 30 million copies, worldwide

  • Jun 4 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
  • Jun 4 MLB Draft: New York Mets take Mechanicsburg Area Senior HS outfielder Shawn Abner at #1

Historic Event

Jun 5 Indira Gandhi orders an attack on Sikh's holiest site, the Golden Temple in Amritsar

  • Jun 6 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
  • Jun 6 Video game Tetris is first released in the Soviet Union by Alexey Pajitnov

Film Premiere

Jun 8 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson premieres

  • Jun 8 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released
  • Jun 8 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 9 "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres

Belmont Stakes

Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2

  • Jun 9 Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"
  • Jun 9 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1; 2nd women in Open Era to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at once

  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • Jun 9 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • Jun 9 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

Music History

Jun 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

  • Jun 10 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
  • Jun 11 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes
  • Jun 11 Michael Larson shown winning record $110,237 on American TV game show "Press Your Luck" by memorizing patterns
  • Jun 11 US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
  • Jun 12 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3, to win the championship title
  • Jun 14 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
  • Jun 15 "Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication

Sports History

Jun 15 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out

  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Jun 16 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Fuzzy Zoeller beats Greg Norman of Australia by 8 strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff to win his first Open title
  • Jun 19 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline)
  • Jun 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
  • Jun 20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 22 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Weather Report, The Smiths, and Black Uhuru headline; other performers include: Ian Dury, Joan Baez, The Waterboys, Fela Kuti, General Public, Dr. John, Fairport Convention, Christy Moore, Brass Construction, The Staple Singers, Billy Bragg, and Amazulu,
  • Jun 22 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

Historic Event

Jun 22 Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways commences operations with flight from Gatwick to Newark

Baseball Record

Jun 24 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265

  • Jun 24 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Arnold Palmer wins 2nd straight Champions Tour major by 3 strokes ahead of Peter Thomson of Australia
  • Jun 25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America

Album Release

Jun 25 Prince releases his "Purple Rain" album

  • Jun 25 STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
  • Jun 26 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4

Music Recording

Jun 26 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time

  • Jun 27 Fire destroys a set in "A View to a Kill"
  • Jun 27 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

Sports History

Jun 27 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0

  • Jun 28 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jun 28 Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year-old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola

Sports History

Jun 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990

  • Jun 29 USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
  • Jun 30 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
  • Jun 30 Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds

Historic Event

Jun 30 Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years