September 1984 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
  • Sep 3 South Africa adopts constitution
  • Sep 5 12th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (41D): Discovery 1 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Sep 6 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 6 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
  • Sep 8 Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) for mating of STS 41G mission
  • Sep 10 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Oklahoma
  • Sep 10 Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days)
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia forms socialist republic

Event of Interest

Sep 13 Shimon Peres becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Israel, succeeding Yitzhak Shamir

  • Sep 13 Shimon Peres forms Israeli government with Likud
  • Sep 13 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 15 Morocco Showcase opens
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 17 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 18 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
  • Sep 18 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
  • Sep 19 Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
  • Sep 20 Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
  • Sep 21 NASA launches Galaxy-C
  • Sep 25 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
  • 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

Event of Interest

Sep 26 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

  • Sep 28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi)
  • Sep 29 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
  • Sep 30 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 9 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Sep 15 Duke of Sussex, 5th in British succession, born in London, England

  • Sep 23 Nathan Jendrick, American fitness trainer, health instructor, and author, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 24 Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer
  • Sep 27 Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer

Weddings in History

  • Sep 22 Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel

Deaths in History

  • Sep 4 Ernst Stueckelberg, Swiss mathematician and physicist, dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (Rep-D-California 1937-47), dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), dies at 87
  • Sep 16 Richard Brautigan, American novelist and poet (Trout Fishing in America), takes his own life at 49 [exact date estimated based on forensic investigation]
  • Sep 26 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)
  • Sep 29 Marnix Gijsen [Jan-Al Goris], Belgian writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)