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1984 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 382

  • Jul 14 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 14 New Zealand snap election, David Lange's Labour Party defeats Robert Muldoon's National Party

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Jul 17 Pierre Mauroy resigns as Prime Minister of France
  • Jul 17 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
  • Jul 17 US passes National Minimum Drinking Age Act, prohibiting under 21's from buying or possessing alcohol as a condition of receiving State highway funds

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 18 Walter Mondale wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination in San Francisco

42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • Jul 18 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty
  • Jul 19 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Geraldine Ferraro (US Representative, New York), becomes the 1st US female major-party vice-presidential nominee, officially joining Walter Mondale's Democratic Party ticket

Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee Geraldine Ferraro
Congresswoman and 1st Female Vice-Presidential Nominee
Geraldine Ferraro
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • Jul 21 Marita Koch of East Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
  • Jul 21 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
  • Jul 30 Alvenus tanker at Cameron Louisiana, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
  • Jul 30 Holly Roffey aged 11 days is the youngest ever to receive a heart transplant
  • Jul 31 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed
  • Aug 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • Aug 3 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 3 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
  • Aug 4 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Burkina Faso (National Day)
  • Aug 6 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 7 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 8 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Aug 9 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 During a radio voice test, US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Aug 11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • Aug 11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 13 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
  • Aug 14 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
  • Aug 14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • Aug 15 The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
  • Aug 16 Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened
  • Aug 16 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • Aug 16 NASA launches Ampte
  • Aug 18 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
  • Aug 19 Republican convention in Dallas, Texas nominates incumbent Ronald Reagan for President
  • Aug 22 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec

  • Aug 22 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • Aug 22 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 22 The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament
  • Aug 25 French airship capsizes
  • Aug 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • Aug 27 US President Ronald Reagan announces 'Teacher in Space' project
  • Aug 27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 27 War Against Indiscipline is launched by the Buhari regime in Nigeria
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
  • Aug 30 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
  • Sep 3 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
  • Sep 3 South Africa adopts constitution
  • Sep 5 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -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 Vandenberg AFB 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 Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on The Tonight Show
  • Sep 12 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
  • Sep 13 STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Shimon Peres forms Israeli government with Likud

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 15 Morocco Showcase opens
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 15 9th Toronto International Film Festival: "Places in the Heart" directed by Robert Benton wins the People's Choice Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister, succeeding John Turner

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney
17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
  • Oct 2 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
  • Oct 2 Richard Miller becomes 1st (former) FBI agent to be charged with espionage
  • 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 3 US government shuts down due to lack of agreement over passage of bills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G) Challenger 6 launched with the first Canadian in space Marc Garneau on board

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • 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)
  • Oct 11 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 11 NASA launches space vehicle S-208
  • Oct 11 US Vice Presidential candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) and George H. W. Bush (R), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Oct 13 STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
  • 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 prizeNobel Prize

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

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Oct 17 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
  • Oct 18 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB 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
  • Oct 20 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.

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