On This Day

Events in History in 1984 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 380 of 380

  • 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 federal 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 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 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson
  • 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 Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida) 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.
  • 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%
  • 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 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 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 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
  • Dec 10 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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