Historical Events in 1984 (Part 4)

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  • Sep 24 Chicago Cubs clinch NL East title

Music Single

Sep 24 Paul McCartney releases single "No More Lonely Nights"

  • Sep 25 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Sep 25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • Sep 25 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations

Baseball Record

Sep 25 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 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

Historic Event

Sep 26 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

  • Sep 28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • Sep 28 Krzysztof Penderecki's initial version of "A Polish Requiem" premieres with Mstislav Rostropovich leading the Stuttgart Radio Symphony
  • 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

#1 in the Charts

Sep 29 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince Rogers Nelson and Revolution peaks at #1

  • 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

Film & TV History

Sep 29 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

Sports History

Sep 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner

  • Sep 30 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6
  • Sep 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • Sep 30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • Sep 30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

Sports History

Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

  • Oct 1 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus

Sports History

Oct 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

  • Oct 2 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • Oct 2 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
  • Oct 2 Papa John's Pizza is founded by John Schnatter in Jeffersonville, Indiana; it would go on to become the fourth-largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States
  • Oct 2 Richard Miller becomes 1st (former) FBI agent to be charged with espionage
  • Oct 3 US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills

Historic Event

Oct 5 13th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (41G): Challenger 6 launches with Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space, on board

  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 7 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

Sports History

Oct 7 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

  • Oct 8 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
  • Oct 8 NBC's premiere of TV made "The Burning Bed", based on Francine Hughes
  • Oct 9 Astronaut Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space during a Space Shuttle Challenger mission (STS-41-G)
  • Oct 11 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan)

Historic Event

Oct 11 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 11 NASA launches space vehicle S-208

Historic Event

Oct 11 US Vice Presidential candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) and George H. W. Bush (R), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Historic Event

Oct 12 IRA bombs the Grand Hotel, Brighton, where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

  • Oct 13 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Oct 13 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • Oct 13 STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
  • Oct 14 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Oct 14 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 8-4 at Tiger Stadium to clinch series, 4 games to 1; MVP: Detroit shortstop Alan Trammell
  • Oct 14 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds
  • Oct 15 Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes
  • Oct 15 Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud

Nobel Prize

Oct 16 Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

  • Oct 17 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
  • Oct 18 Discovery moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 51A mission
  • Oct 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 20 Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed

NHL Record

Oct 20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

  • Oct 20 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.

Sports History

Oct 21 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time Formula 1 World Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost

  • Oct 21 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
  • Oct 21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • Oct 22 Future Pro Football HOF quarterback Ken Stabler retires after 17 seasons in the NFL with Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints
  • Oct 22 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
  • Oct 23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • Oct 23 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
  • Oct 23 STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Oct 24 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
  • Oct 24 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
  • Oct 25 "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
  • Oct 25 King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
  • Oct 25 Rangers beat Devils 11-2
  • Oct 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 25 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
  • Oct 26 Stephanie Fae Beauclair ("Baby Fae") gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
  • Oct 27 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oct 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 27 Washington State University's running back Rueben Mayes sets collegiate football record of 357 yards rushing in one game (at Oregon)

NYC Women's Marathon

Oct 28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30

  • Oct 28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • Oct 29 NY Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30)
  • Oct 30 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London

Assassination

Oct 31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

  • Oct 31 Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

Assassination

Oct 31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi who was assassinated

  • Nov 1 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105
  • Nov 1 Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000, a then record for a contemporary work of art and for a living artist
  • Nov 2 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 2 Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962
  • Nov 3 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
  • Nov 3 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
  • Nov 4 Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
  • Nov 6 Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan re-elected President of the United States in a landslide; wins 49 states, and defeats Democrat Walter Mondale
  • Nov 6 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • Nov 7 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • Nov 8 14th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Discovery (STS 51-A) launches

Sports History

Nov 8 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test for Pakistan

  • Nov 8 NASA astronaut Anna Lee Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit aboard STS 51-A
  • Nov 9 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 9 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 9 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
  • Nov 9 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • Nov 9 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • Nov 10 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • Nov 10 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • Nov 10 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • Nov 11 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 12 NBC premiere of "Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story", fact based telepic of actress Saldana's near fatal attack and its aftermath
  • Nov 12 Paul McCartney releases single "We All Stand Together"
  • Nov 12 Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
  • Nov 13 David Levy finds his first comet

Historic Event

Nov 13 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award

  • Nov 14 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
  • Nov 14 NASA launches NATO-3D
  • Nov 14 Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.
  • Nov 15 "Emergency" 16th studio album by American band Kool & the Gang is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1985)
  • Nov 16 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Space Center (Florida)
  • Nov 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record

Sports History

Nov 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Music History

Nov 16 John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously

  • Nov 17 Golden State Warrior Purvis Short scores career high 59 points though team loses to NJ Nets 124-110
  • Nov 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • Nov 18 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Nov 18 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • Nov 18 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17; Winnipeg scores final 44 points of the game
  • Nov 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 18 NBC premiere of the first part of fact based crime mystery "Fatal Vision", based on Joe McGinnis' novel about Jefferey MacDonald and the 1970 murders of his then-pregnant wife and two children
  • Nov 18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • Nov 18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • Nov 19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die

Sports History

Nov 19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 20 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.

Film & TV History

Nov 22 Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

Film Premiere

Nov 23 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the UK

Sports History

Nov 23 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45

  • Nov 23 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand

Sports History

Nov 23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)

  • Nov 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 25 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
  • Nov 25 William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

Sports History

Nov 26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires abruptly

  • Nov 26 John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million

Sports History

Nov 26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain

  • Nov 26 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

Historic Event

Nov 28 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States

Film Premiere

Dec 1 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 American boxer Greg Page KOs home town favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 8th round to win WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, South Africa

Sports History

Dec 1 American tennis icon Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match; beats Pascale Paradis of France 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open; Evert goes on to win the event

  • Dec 1 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 2 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney

Sports History

Dec 2 Miami quarterback Dan Marino breaks NFL single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 37th in the Dolphins' 45-34 loss to the Raiders; finishes season with 48 TD passes

  • Dec 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Music Single

Dec 3 "Do They Know It's Christmas" single written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by an all-star cast under the banner of Band Aid is released in the UK

  • Dec 3 Bhopal disaster: Union Carbide pesticide plant leak 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds in Bhopal, India, kills 2,259 (official figure) - other estimates as high as 16,000 (including later deaths) and over half a million injured

Music History

Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO

  • Dec 4 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.

Sports History

Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

  • Dec 5 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • Dec 5 New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 6 France performs nuclear test

Sports History

Dec 6 Helena Suková snaps Martina Navratilova's 74-match winning streak 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the semi finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne; ends Navratilova's hopes of completing the Grand Slam

  • Dec 6 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage

Sports History

Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)

  • Dec 8 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Suková 6-7, 6-1, 6-3; continues streak of winning at least 1 major per year since 1973
  • Dec 8 Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 9 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats Kevin Curren of South Africa 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

  • Dec 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 9 Iranian commandos end 5-day hijacking of Kuwaiti plane

Sports History

Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards

  • Dec 9 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January
  • Dec 10 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
  • Dec 10 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
  • Dec 10 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • Dec 11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
  • Dec 11 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
  • Dec 13 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
  • Dec 14 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
  • Dec 15 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
  • Dec 18 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the US
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • Dec 19 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library [1]
  • Dec 19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 19 Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration to transfer Hong Kong back to China in 1997
  • Dec 19 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people