1983 in History



January 1 Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
January 1 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
January 1 World Communications Year begins
January 2 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 2,377 performances
January 2 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
January 2 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
January 2 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
January 2 "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 767 performances
January 3 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
January 4 U.S. Football League holds its 1st player draft
January 7 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
January 7 Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala
January 9 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
January 10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
January 11 Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
January 12 Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
January 12 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
January 13 AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
January 13 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
January 15 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
January 15 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
January 15 Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs. India
January 15 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
January 17 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
January 17 Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
January 17 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
January 18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
January 19 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
January 21 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
January 21 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for U.S. military aid
January 22 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
January 22 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96
January 23 "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC
January 23 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
January 23 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
January 23 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
January 23 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
January 23 Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
January 24 Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
January 25 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
January 25 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
January 25 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
January 26 Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
January 27 World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
January 29 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win
January 29 "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
January 30 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
January 30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
January 30 Superbowl XVII: Washington Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
February 1 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
February 2 Chicago Absp Joseph L. Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
February 2 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
February 3 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
February 4 Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
February 4 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
February 5 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
February 6 13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
February 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 7 Elizabeth Dole, 1st female secretary of transportation, is sworn-in
February 8 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at New York Islander
February 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
February 8 Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
February 8 Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
February 8 Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," premieres in New York City
February 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
February 9 Belgium buys 44 F-16s
February 10 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral U.K. nuclear disarmament
February 11 4th largest snowfall in New York City history (18"(46 cm))
February 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
February 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
February 13 Australia beats New Zealand 2-0 to win World Series Cup
February 13 E Bernstein, Levinson and Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in New York City
February 13 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
February 13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
February 17 Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
February 17 Netherlands adopts constitution
February 17 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 18 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
February 19 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
February 19 Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 400 m free style swimming record
February 20 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
February 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
February 21 Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds
February 21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
February 22 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
February 22 Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
February 22 Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 1500m free style swimming record
February 23 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins
February 23 USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)
February 24 Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
February 24 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
February 26 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks
February 27 Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
February 27 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
February 28 Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers
March 1 Tamara McKinney becomes 1st U.S. woman skier to win the World Cup
March 1 Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
March 2 Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced
March 2 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
March 5 Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Cons)
March 5 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
March 6 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
March 6 Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
March 6 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 505 performances
March 6 U.S. Football League begins its 1st season
March 7 TNN, The Nashville Network, begins on Cable TV
March 8 House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with U.S.S.R.
March 8 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
March 8 President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
March 9 Caryl Churchill's "Fen," premieres in London
March 9 Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
March 10 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
March 11 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill and Dean (GRB)
March 11 Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova and Vasiliev (URS)
March 11 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
March 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 12 Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
March 13 1st USFL overtime game-Birmingham Stallions beat Oakld Invaders 20-14
March 13 "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 770 performances
March 14 OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
March 15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
March 16 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
March 17 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
March 17 9th People's Choice Awards
March 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 21 Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled
March 22 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
March 23 U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)
March 25 Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
March 25 Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
March 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 27 13th Easter Seal Telethon
March 27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
March 27 Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in New York City
March 30 Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
March 30 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 31 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
March 31 Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother," premieres in New York City
April 1 Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
April 1 New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
April 3 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
April 3 2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South California beats LA Tech 69-67
April 4 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52
April 4 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
April 5 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
April 5 New York Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
April 6 Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 7 Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
April 7 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
April 7 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
April 7 WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
April 9 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
April 9 Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
April 10 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
April 10 Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
April 10 Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
April 10 Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
April 10 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
April 11 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Inchon! wins
April 11 47th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280
April 11 55th Academy Awards - "Gandhi," Ben Kingsley and Meryl Streep win
April 11 NASA launches RCA-F
April 12 Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
April 12 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 13 Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago
April 13 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 13 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
April 14 Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger
April 14 President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue
April 14 Rangers 1-Isles 4-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 15 Rangers 0-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
April 15 Tokyo Disneyland opens
April 16 Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games
April 17 1st National Coin Week begins
April 17 Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
April 17 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters
April 17 India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
April 17 Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game
April 17 Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic
April 17 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
April 18 12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43
April 18 87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00
April 18 Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"
April 18 KMO-AM in Tacoma Washington changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
April 18 Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "Color Purple"
April 18 Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2
April 18 Suicide bomber kills 63, at U.S. Embassy in Lebanon
April 19 France performs nuclear test
April 20 President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security
April 20 Rangers 2-Isles 7-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 3-2 lead
April 20 Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock
April 21 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
April 21 Soyuz T-8 is launched
April 22 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 22 Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2
April 22 Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
April 22 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
April 22 Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
April 23 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* vs. Sri Lanka
April 24 Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
April 24 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
April 24 "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 73 performances
April 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
April 25 "Nightline" expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour
April 25 Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
April 25 Yuri Andropov invites U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith to U.S.S.R.
April 26 Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 26 Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
April 26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
April 27 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
April 28 Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
April 28 Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1
April 28 NASA launches Geos-F
April 29 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
April 30 Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead
May 1 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
May 1 "My One and Only" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 767 performances
May 1 Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson for most strikeouts (3,508)
May 2 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
May 3 Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
May 3 Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
May 3 U.S. bishops condemn nuclear weapons
May 4 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
May 5 Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead
May 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 7 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
May 7 August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups
May 7 Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles win series 4-2
May 8 Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
May 9 18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama and Willie Nelson
May 10 "Laverne and Shirley," last airs on ABC-TV
May 10 Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in Seoul
May 10 Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
May 11 Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
May 11 Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
May 11 "Dance a Little Closer" opens and closes at Minskoff Theater New York City
May 12 Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
May 12 Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
May 13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
May 14 Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
May 14 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
May 14 "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5
May 15 Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
May 15 Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
May 16 Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
May 17 Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
May 17 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
May 18 Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
May 19 NASA launches Intelsat V
May 19 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington D.C.
May 20 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
May 20 Michael Dokes and Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title
May 20 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
May 21 109th Preakness: Donald Miller, Jr. on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
May 21 "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
May 21 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB, for mating for STS-7 mission
May 21 David Bowie's 'Let's "Dance' single goes #1
May 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
May 22 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit home run
May 23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
May 24 Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria
May 24 Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students
May 25 1st National Missing Children's Day is proclaimed
May 25 Fire in Nassermeer Egypt kills 357
May 25 France performs nuclear test
May 25 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park home runs
May 25 "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
May 26 29th Walker Cup: U.S., 13 -10
May 26 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
May 26 Los Angeles Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
May 26 NASA launches Exosat
May 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 27 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
May 28 Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens
May 28 "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
May 29 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 29 Yuri Dumchev of U.S.S.R. throws discus a record 71.86 m
May 30 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
May 30 Surrey all out for 14 vs. Essex, their lowest score ever
May 31 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
June 2 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany
June 2 Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
June 4 53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)
June 5 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy and Cats win
June 5 53rd French Mens Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)
June 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
June 6 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff
June 6 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
June 6 Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time
June 6 Li Xiannian becomes president/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR
June 6 Nicaragua expels 3 U.S. diplomats
June 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
June 7 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
June 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
June 8 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
June 8 "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres
June 9 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
June 9 Margaret Thatchers Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
June 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, vs. Australia
June 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
June 11 "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
June 11 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
June 11 "Cool Places" by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
June 11 Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score and intentionally gutters his ball
June 11 "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
June 11 "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
June 11 "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
June 11 "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
June 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
June 12 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
June 12 Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
June 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match vs. Australia
June 13 Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
June 14 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
June 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
June 15 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
June 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
June 16 European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
June 16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
June 16 Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
June 16 U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
June 18 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st U.S. woman
June 18 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in New York City
June 18 "Pump Boys and Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 573 performances
June 19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 19 "Octopussy" premieres in US
June 20 83rd U.S. Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
June 20 New York Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
June 21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
June 22 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
June 22 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
June 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
June 23 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
June 23 U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
June 24 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
June 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
June 25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 1568 performances
June 25 India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
June 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
June 26 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 73 performances
June 27 Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
June 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
June 27 NASA launches space vehicle S-205
June 27 Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
June 28 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
June 28 NASA launches Galaxy-A
June 29 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
June 29 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
July 1 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
July 2 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
July 3 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
July 3 97th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (62 62 62)
July 3 Calvin Smith of U.S. becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
July 3 Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
July 4 New York Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
July 5 France invades Algeria
July 5 New Jersey Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
July 5 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death in Roanoke, Virginia
July 6 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
July 6 Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
July 6 Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
July 7 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for U.S.S.R.
July 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
July 11 Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
July 12 Chad government troops reconquer Abeche
July 15 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
July 15 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
July 16 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
July 17 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
July 17 1st USFL championship, Michigan Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22
July 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
July 18 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
July 20 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
July 21 Storm cuts short free Diana Ross concert in New York's Central Park
July 21 U.S. announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
July 22 -128.6 degrees F (-89.2 degrees C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
July 22 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
July 22 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
July 22 Poland's Prime Minister Januzelski lifts martial law
July 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Germany in Zurich, Switzerland (2-1)
July 24 Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
July 24 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 41 performances
July 24 Pine Tar Game: Brett's home run disallowed against Yankees (overturned)
July 24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
July 25 1st non-human primate, baboon, conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
July 25 Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
July 26 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
July 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
July 26 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
July 27 104 degrees F (40.3 degrees C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
July 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
July 28 AL President Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision and allows
July 28 George Brett's 2 run home run against Yankees on July 24 (pine tar game)
July 28 NASA launches Telstar-3A
July 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 29 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
July 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
July 30 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
July 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of U.S.S.R. jerks a record 261 kg
July 31 38th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
July 31 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
July 31 Dutch July avg temp is 20.1 degrees C; warmest July since 1852
August 1 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
August 2 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
August 2 U.S. District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
August 3 John Sain of South Bend, Indiana builds 3.91 m house of cards
August 3 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 4 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
August 4 France performs nuclear test
August 4 Revolution in Burkina
August 4 While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
August 6 Minnesota Vikings beat St. Louis Cardinals 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
August 6 Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
August 7 1st World Track and Field Championships
August 7 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
August 7 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
August 7 Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
August 7 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 199 performances
August 7 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 7 Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
August 8 Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt was deposed as president of Guatemela
August 8 Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
August 8 Military coup in Guatemala, President Rios Montt flees
August 12 General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
August 14 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon 2:10:03
August 15 Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
August 16 Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
August 17 Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
August 18 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston and Galveston, Texas
August 18 Royals defeat Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
August 18 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
August 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
August 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 years for counterfeiting
August 21 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
August 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
August 21 "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 1761 performances
August 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
August 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
August 25 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign $10 billion grain pact
August 27 Haiti adopts constitution
August 27 U.S. performs nuclear test
August 28 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
August 28 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
August 28 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
August 28 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
August 28 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
August 30 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
August 30 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
August 30 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
August 30 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
August 31 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
September 1 Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet
September 1 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 1 WGH-AM in Newport News Virginia changes call letters to WNSY
September 2 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
September 4 83rd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
September 4 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
September 4 "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale New York City after 747 performances
September 4 Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
September 5 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
September 5 Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
September 5 Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627
September 5 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 6 U.S.S.R. admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
September 7 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
September 8 NASA launches RCA-6
September 9 Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
September 9 Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
September 9 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
September 10 97th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)
September 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
September 11 103rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)
September 11 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
September 11 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
September 11 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
September 11 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 12 Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
September 12 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 12 Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
September 12 U.S.S.R. vetoes United Nations resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
September 13 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save
September 13 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season
September 13 Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 minutes, Lancs vs. Leics
September 13 U.S. Mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
September 14 U.S. House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
September 15 Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting New York City subway
September 15 Israel premier Begin resigns
September 16 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen
September 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,
September 17 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
September 18 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
September 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 18 Lebanese and Syrian army battle
September 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
September 19 St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from U.K.
September 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
September 20 Cryptographic Communications System and Method (RSA) patented
September 21 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
September 21 David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London
September 21 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 22 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)
September 22 NASA launches Galaxy-B
September 22 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
September 23 Argentina military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
September 23 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
September 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
September 23 Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
September 23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
September 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in season
September 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, vs. India Jullundur
September 24 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 25 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
September 25 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
September 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
September 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
September 26 Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
September 26 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
September 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
September 26 St. Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
September 27 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
September 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
September 28 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
September 29 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
September 29 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
September 29 Airport of Beirut reopens
September 29 Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
September 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
October 1 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
October 2 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
October 2 Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
October 2 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
October 3 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in the United Kingdom
October 4 Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
October 5 Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 6 Buffalo Bill quarterback Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
October 6 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 6 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
October 6 New York Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
October 6 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 8 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
October 8 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7
October 9 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
October 10 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
October 10 Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
October 10 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
October 11 Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
October 14 Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
October 14 U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sergeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
October 15 Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
October 15 Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
October 15 U.S. Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
October 16 25th Ryder Cup: U.S., 14 -13 at PGA National Golf Club Florida
October 16 Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
October 16 "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 362 performances
October 17 Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
October 17 STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
October 19 Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
October 19 Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
October 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
October 19 Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday
October 20 IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
October 21 Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
October 23 13th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
October 23 14th New York City Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
October 23 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
October 23 Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut
October 25 U.S. invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (U.S. Wins!)
October 26 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
October 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 29 Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns
October 31 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
October 31 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
November 2 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
November 2 President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L. King day
November 3 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
November 3 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
November 4 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
November 4 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
November 5 New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 seconds of 3rd period
November 5 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
November 6 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
November 6 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
November 6 Tor Bay Buccaneers James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
November 6 Turkey Turgut zals Moederland party wins elections
November 7 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
November 7 Bomb explodes in U.S. Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
November 8 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
November 8 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
November 8 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
November 9 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
November 9 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
November 10 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 83 performances
November 10 Federal government shut down
November 11 1st U.S. cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
November 11 President Reagan became 1st U.S. President to address Japan's legislature
November 11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan at WACA
November 12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
November 12 New Jersey Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
November 13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 14 1st cruise missile placed, Greenham Common, England
November 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
November 15 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
November 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 vs. WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
November 17 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
November 17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 187 performances
November 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
November 19 Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"
November 20 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After," about nuclear war
November 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
November 20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff New York City for 16 performances
November 20 New York Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
November 21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 104 performances
November 21 New York Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
November 23 Soyuz T-9 lands
November 23 U.S.S.R. leave weapon disarmament talks
November 24 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese
November 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI vs. India Bombay
November 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
November 25 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
November 25 Syria and Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
November 25 World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
November 26 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
November 27 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
November 27 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 185
November 27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball vs. India
November 28 9th Space Shuttle Mission Columbia 6 is launched
November 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 30 6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
November 30 Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
November 30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
November 30 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
November 30 Raul Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
November 30 Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in New York City
December 1 Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
December 3 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
December 3 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 3 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff New York City after 16 performances
December 4 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 83 performances
December 4 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 241 performances
December 4 David Shire and R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby," premieres in New York City
December 4 New Jersey Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
December 4 U.S. jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
December 5 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
December 5 Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
December 6 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
December 7 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
December 7 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 8 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards AFB
December 8 Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center
December 9 Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
December 9 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 10 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
December 10 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
December 10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat New York Jets 34-7
December 10 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
December 11 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
December 11 72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)
December 11 Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 12 A truck bomb explodes at U.S. Embassy in Kuwait
December 13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
December 13 British Airways incorporates
December 13 Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
December 13 KYA-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KOIT
December 13 Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
December 14 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 5 performances
December 15 3 Kansas City Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
December 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
December 15 Last 80 U.S. combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
December 15 Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic," premieres in New York City
December 16 Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
December 16 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
December 17 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured
December 17 Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die
December 17 "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 5 performances
December 18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
December 20 El Salvador adopts constitution
December 20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
December 20 New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
December 20 PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
December 21 Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
December 21 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" with H Battle premieres in New York City
December 21 NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
December 21 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
December 21 "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 669 performances
December 22 Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
December 22 Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
December 23 Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
December 25 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
December 26 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, vs. Pakistan MCG
December 26 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 27 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
December 27 Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo
December 28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
December 28 Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
December 28 U.S. say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
December 28 Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
December 29 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
December 29 Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
December 29 U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
December 31 Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
December 31 Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
December 31 Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup












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