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1984 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

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  • 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 Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
  • Oct 30 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Oct 31 Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

MurderAssassination

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

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi

MurderAssassination

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

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

  • 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%

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan is re-elected President of the United States in a landslide, winning 49 states and defeating Democrat candidate Walter Mondale

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • Nov 6 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • Nov 7 STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
  • Nov 8 Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
  • Nov 8 STS 51-A mission launches
  • 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
  • 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 Center
  • 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 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 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 interestEvent 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

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Dec 1 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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
  • Dec 4 Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
  • Dec 5 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • Dec 6 France performs nuclear test
  • Dec 6 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
  • Dec 8 Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
  • Dec 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 9 Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
  • Dec 10 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Dec 10 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Dec 19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 19 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
  • Dec 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21 Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
  • Dec 21 USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
  • Dec 22 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
  • Dec 24 Palace coup in Mauritania
  • Dec 28 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
  • Dec 28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins the general election in India
  • 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 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parliamentary elections
  • Dec 31 NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
  • Dec 31 US leaves UNESCO

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