On This Day

Historical Events in 1984 (Part 5)

Events 801 - 819 of 819

  • Dec 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • Dec 23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • Dec 24 Palace coup in Mauritania
  • Dec 25 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
  • Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini is named Europe's best football player for the 2nd consecutive time; beats Bordeaux midfielder Jean Tigana and Verona striker Preben Elkj√¶r
  • Dec 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 28 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins the general election in India

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • Dec 28 TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
  • Dec 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Dec 28 Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

Poet Ted Hughes
Poet
Ted Hughes
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Dec 29 5th United Negro College Fund
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 29 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Wayne Gretzky scores his NHL career 32nd hat trick & adds 3 assists in Edmonton's 6-3 win over Detroit Red Wings for his 100th point in just 35 games; 2nd fastest in history - recorded 100 points in 34 games in 1983

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Dec 31 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
  • Dec 31 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
  • Dec 31 US leaves UNESCO