November 1984 in History

Events in History

  • 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%

Election of Interest

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
  • Nov 8 NASA astronaut Anna Lee Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit aboard STS 51-A
  • Nov 9 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • Nov 10 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
  • Nov 12 Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage
  • Nov 13 David Levy finds his first comet

Event of Interest

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 16 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Space Center (Florida)
  • Nov 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
  • Nov 18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine
  • Nov 19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
  • Nov 20 McDonald's makes its 50 billionth hamburger
  • Nov 20 SETI Institute (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is founded.
  • 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
  • Nov 26 US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations

Event of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Ryo Nishikido, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band) and Kanjani8)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Nov 2 Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electrocuted in 22 years
  • Nov 6 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • Nov 10 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • Nov 11 Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar and father of MLK Jr., dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • Nov 13 Mauk de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70) and Minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
  • Nov 14 Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (b. 1916)
  • Nov 15 Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
  • Nov 18 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (Pictorial Review, Good Housekeeping), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 George D. Aiken, American politician (Senator-R-Vermont, 1941-75), dies at 92
  • Nov 20 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), dies at 74
  • Nov 27 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • Nov 28 Hans Speidel, German general and NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • Nov 29 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)