1984 in History
January 1 AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
January 1 Brunei becomes independent of U.K.
January 1 New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
January 2 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
January 2 Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
January 2 Riot in Tunis kills over 100
January 2 Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor
January 3 Syria frees captured U.S. pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
January 4 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
January 4 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
January 5 Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
January 5 Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings
January 6 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41 B mission
January 6 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh and Lillee
January 8 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
January 8 Washington Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
January 9 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
January 9 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
January 9 John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
January 10 Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested
January 10 Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
January 10 Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?"
January 10 Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
January 10 U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
January 11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
January 11 STS-41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
January 11 Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family
January 13 TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
January 14 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
January 15 Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
January 15 Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
January 16 Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados for possession of cannabis
January 17 Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
January 18 80th Islander and 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll and Bossy) 9-1 win
January 19 California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
January 19 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
January 20 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
January 21 U.S. male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
January 22 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
January 22 Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
January 22 Superbowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders beat Washington Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Superbowl MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, RB
January 23 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
January 23 Greatest unpaced 1-hour bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
January 23 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ
January 24 Apple Computer unveils its Macintosh personal computer
January 26 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
January 26 U.S. Navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters and a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, New Jersey
January 27 John and Yoko release "Milk and Honey" album
January 27 Los Angeles Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
January 27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
January 28 41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins
January 28 Los Angeles Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
January 28 Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
January 28 Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
January 29 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
January 29 Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
January 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
January 29 President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
January 29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
January 29 Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
January 31 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at New Jersey
January 31 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network
January 31 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 1 China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
February 1 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
February 1 Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203)
February 2 8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards
February 2 Lebanese army fight in Beirut
February 3 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched
February 4 "9" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 739 performances
February 4 "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
February 4 Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
February 5 New Zealand beat England (82 and 93) by an innings in 3 days
February 5 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 6 Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
February 7 Bruce McCandless, U.S., makes 1st untethered space walk
February 7 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS
February 8 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
February 8 1st time 8 people in space
February 8 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
February 8 Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7
February 9 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 204 performances
February 11 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
February 11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
February 12 Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
February 12 Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
February 12 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at Olympics
February 12 West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality and gold medal
February 13 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart and liver transplant
February 13 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as U.S.S.R. leader
February 14 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia
February 15 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
February 16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
February 16 New Jersey Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
February 18 Revised concordat between Italy and Vatican signed
February 19 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
February 19 1st brother combo to win Gold and Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil and Steve Mahre-Slalom)
February 19 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 104 performances
February 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 22 Brothers Anton and Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
February 24 Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
February 25 Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500
February 26 Last U.S. Marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
February 26 Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
February 26 Reverend Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called New York City, "Hymietown"
February 26 Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st U.S. poet laureate
February 27 Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8.675 m)
February 27 Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
February 27 WRC-AM in Washington D.C. changes call letters to WWRC
February 28 26th Grammy Awards: Beat It, Michael Jackson wins 8
February 29 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down
March 1 Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
March 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R. #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear and #5943 Lovi
March 2 Iran offensive against Iraq fails
March 2 John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
March 3 New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)
March 3 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)
March 4 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
March 4 Pee Wee Reese and Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
March 5 Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene
March 5 U.S. accuse Iraq of using poison gas
March 9 Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections
March 9 John Lennon releases "Borrowed Time"
March 9 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
March 9 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
March 10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
March 11 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
March 12 British ice dancing team, Torvill and Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
March 12 National Union of Mine Workers in England begin a 51 week strike
March 13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
March 13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
March 14 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41-C mission
March 15 10th People's Choice Awards: Brooke Shields
March 15 Tanzania adopts constitution
March 16 Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
March 16 South Africa and Mozambique sign non attack treaty
March 18 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
March 19 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
March 19 "Kate and Allie," premieres
March 19 KSD-AM in St. Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
March 19 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
March 19 Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering
March 19 STS-41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
March 20 Andy Kaufman and Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres
March 20 Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
March 21 Border scores 100* vs. WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
March 21 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule
March 21 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
March 21 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
March 22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game
March 23 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91)
March 23 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill and Chris Dean (GRB)
March 23 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill and Paul Martini (CAN)
March 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
March 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 24 Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52)
March 24 Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51)
March 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
March 25 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 27 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express," premieres
March 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
March 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 30 U.S. ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
March 31 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 1 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
April 1 3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern California beats Tennessee 72-61
April 1 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours
April 2 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75
April 3 Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
April 3 Guinea suspends constitution after coup
April 3 Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7
April 4 Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
April 4 Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary
April 5 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 13 performances
April 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
April 6 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
April 6 1st time 11 people in space
April 7 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
April 8 13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
April 8 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins
April 9 56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment," R Duvall and S Maclaine win
April 10 Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle
April 10 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
April 10 U.S. Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
April 11 Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair
April 11 Chinese troops invade Vietnam
April 11 General Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named President of Soviet Union
April 11 Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth
April 11 U.S.S.R. party leader Chernenko elected president
April 13 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
April 13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah
April 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
April 14 Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch, Netherlands
April 15 48th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
April 15 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
April 15 Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
April 15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 13 performances
April 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 16 13th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lorraine Moller of New Zealand in 2:29:28
April 16 88th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:10:34
April 16 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 home runs including a grand slam
April 16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"
April 17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
April 17 Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead
April 18 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
April 18 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
April 19 Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in Nature magazine
April 20 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei, Afghanistan
April 21 After 37 weeks, "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"
April 21 Centers for Disease Control says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
April 21 Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph
April 21 Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game
April 22 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
April 23 AIDS-virus identified, acquired immune deficiency syndrome
April 24 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
April 25 Rock group Wings disbands
April 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 26 Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens
April 26 President Reagan visits China
April 27 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
April 27 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
April 28 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 187 performances
April 29 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
April 29 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 17 performances
April 30 1700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are Sweden
April 30 Strong winds cause a 30 minnutes delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
May 1 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 1 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
May 2 Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
May 2 Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
May 2 "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth New York City for 604 performances
May 2 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 4 Dave Kingman's fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
May 5 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
May 6 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. hits for cycle
May 6 Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election
May 7 $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
May 7 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
May 8 Chicago White Sox beat Milw Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (completed 5/9)
May 8 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 8 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
May 8 Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
May 8 U.S.S.R. announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics
May 9 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000
May 9 White Sox and Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game, 25 innings
May 10 International Court of Justice rules on U.S. blockade of Nicaragua
May 11 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
May 11 Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
May 11 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
May 12 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41-D
May 12 France performs nuclear test
May 12 Joe Lucius scored his 13th hole-in-one on same hole
May 12 South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years
May 12 White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
May 12 World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
May 13 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
May 13 Johan Cruyffs last competitive match
May 13 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 17 performances
May 14 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama
May 16 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
May 16 Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel
May 16 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
May 16 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
May 16 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
May 17 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
May 17 Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA
May 19 110th Preakness: Angel Cordero, Jr. aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
May 19 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62
May 19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game
May 19 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
May 19 STS-41-D vehicle moves to launch pad
May 20 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
May 20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory
May 20 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 505 performances
May 23 Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London
May 23 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
May 24 Detroit Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
May 24 "Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 13 performances
May 25 Detroit Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
May 25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
May 26 Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
May 26 Tulsa, Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
May 27 Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest," premieres in New York City
May 27 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 27 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
May 29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) and #4 (Joe Cronin)
May 30 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua
May 30 Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome
May 30 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
May 31 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
May 31 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 31 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) vs. England, ODI cricket record
June 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
June 1 KWK-AM in St. Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
June 1 Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
June 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of U.S.S.R. snatches a record 211 kg
June 2 Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy
June 2 Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines
June 2 "Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr. Demento airs on NBC-TV
June 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
June 3 38th Tony Awards: Real Thing and La Cage Aux Folles win
June 3 "Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 13 performances
June 4 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers
June 4 Arnold Palmer fails to make U.S. Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs
June 4 Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"
June 4 DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal
June 4 New York Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
June 5 Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1
June 5 Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site, Golden Temple
June 6 1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India
June 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
June 9 54th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61)
June 9 Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
June 9 Donald Ducks 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
June 9 Jurgen Hingsen of W Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
June 9 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
June 9 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
June 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
June 10 54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (36 26 64 75 75)
June 10 Ivan Lendl wins French Open, his 1st grand slam title
June 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
June 10 U.S. missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time
June 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
June 11 Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial of half of his ashes
June 11 Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally
June 14 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
June 15 "Thicke Of The Night," TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
June 15 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
June 15 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
June 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
June 16 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d)
June 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
June 17 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada
June 18 84th U.S. Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot Golf Club New York
June 19 1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger, Nightline
June 19 "Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair
June 20 A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam and 14th lifetime
June 20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 22 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
June 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
June 22 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
June 22 Joseph Luns resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
June 24 Joe Morgan sets career home run mark for 2nd basemen with #265
June 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
June 25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
June 25 STS-41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem
June 26 1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4
June 26 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"
June 27 Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time
June 27 Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"
June 27 France wins soccer's European Cup
June 27 Late Night's 1st Tower Drop
June 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
June 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
June 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
June 29 U.S.S.R. offers to start talking about banning SDI
June 30 Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
June 30 Last sixpence minted in Great Britain (in use since 1551)
June 30 Longest pro football game, Los Angeles Express beats Michigan Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds
July 1 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
July 1 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 241 performances
July 1 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
July 3 Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 years of trying
July 3 Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island
July 3 Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test
July 3 Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members
July 4 Funeral for S Nakagawa and burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki
July 4 Kallicharran gets 206 and 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game
July 4 New York Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
July 4 Yuri Sedykh of U.S.S.R. throws hammer a record 86.33 m
July 5 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
July 7 5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont
July 7 91st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)
July 7 Frankie Valli marries Randy Clohessy
July 8 98th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats J Connors (61 61 62)
July 8 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
July 9 12th minster of York destroyed in lightening storm
July 9 Yvonne Ryding, of Sweden, crowned 33rd Miss Universe
July 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
July 11 All star MVP: Gary Carter, Mont Expos
July 11 England's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
July 11 Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
July 11 Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
July 12 Geraldine Ferraro, New York becomes 1st woman major-party Vice Presidential candidate
July 13 Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert
July 13 Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows
July 13 Sergei Bubka of U.S.S.R. pole vaults a record 5.89 m
July 14 STS-41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads
July 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 15 39th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
July 15 Yoko Ono releases "I'm Stepping Out", the last single from the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album 'Milk and Honey'
July 17 Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
July 17 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
July 18 James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro California
July 18 Walter F. Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in San Francisco
July 19 1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer)
July 19 Geraldine Ferraro, Representative-D-New York 1979 - 1985, wins Democratic Vice Presidential nomination
July 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
July 20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
July 21 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in U.S.
July 21 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
July 21 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St. Andrews
July 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
July 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
July 22 Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
July 23 Kansas City Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
July 23 Suzette Charles, New Jersey, 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
July 23 Vanessa Williams, 1st black Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
July 24 Seve Ballesteros wins British Open
July 25 Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
July 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
July 26 Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
July 26 Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
July 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single vs. Philadelphia
July 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
July 29 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
July 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
July 30 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
July 30 Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant
July 30 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
July 31 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
July 31 U.S. men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
July 31 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed
August 2 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 3 365.7 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
August 3 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
August 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
August 4 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit home run
August 4 Prince's "Purple Rain," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 24 weeks
August 4 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso (National Day)
August 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
August 5 Joan Benoit (U.S.) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
August 5 Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
August 5 Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch home run
August 6 203.05 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
August 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
August 7 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in New York City
August 7 Japan beats U.S. for olympic gold medal in baseball
August 7 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
August 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer
August 8 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
August 8 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 204 performances
August 9 Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
August 9 STS-41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
August 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
August 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazilie-France
August 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds
August 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
August 11 During a radio voice test President Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
August 11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
August 11 U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
August 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
August 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls and 19 ejections
August 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, and Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame
August 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 13 Morocco and Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
August 14 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
August 14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
August 16 Andrea Doria's safe opened
August 16 L.A. federal jury acquits auto maker John DeLorean on cocaine charges
August 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
August 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
August 18 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
August 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
August 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
August 19 Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for president
August 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
August 22 Evelyn Ashford of U.S. ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
August 22 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
August 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
August 22 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan and Vice President Bush
August 22 South African election for parliament boycvotted
August 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver
August 25 French airship capsizes
August 25 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
August 26 Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
August 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
August 27 President Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
August 27 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 28 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
August 30 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
August 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
August 30 Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
August 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
September 2 "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 362 performances
September 3 28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery
September 3 Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th
September 3 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 3 Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566
September 3 South Africa adopts constitution
September 4 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
September 5 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB
September 6 Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead," premieres in New York City
September 6 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow
September 7 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236
September 8 98th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64)
September 8 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41G mission
September 9 104th U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (63 64 61)
September 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
September 9 California Angel Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
September 10 Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla
September 12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
September 12 Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show
September 12 Ethiopia forms socialist republic
September 12 New York Met Dwight Goodin sets rookie strike out record at 251
September 13 Simon Peres forms Israeli government with Likoed
September 13 STS-41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad
September 14 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd host
September 15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
September 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 16 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 16 "Miami Vice" premieres
September 17 Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th Prime Minister succeeding John Turner
September 17 Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games
September 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 home runs
September 17 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 18 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
September 18 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
September 18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
September 19 Britain and China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997
September 20 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
September 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
September 20 Suicide car bomb attacks U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
September 21 NASA launches Galaxy-C
September 22 Brussels princess Astrid marries arch duke Lorenz of Austrian-Este
September 23 36th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, John Ritter and Tyne Daly
September 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
September 23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
September 23 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
September 24 Cubs clinch NL East title
September 24 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"
September 25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
September 25 Egypt and Jordan regain diplomatic relations
September 25 New York Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit home runs as a teen and in 40s
September 25 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City for 24 performances
September 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
September 26 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
September 26 Britain and China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
September 26 Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
September 26 Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
September 26 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
September 28 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India vs. Australia, New Delhi)
September 28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
September 29 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
September 29 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
September 29 Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
September 29 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
September 29 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and Revolution peaks at #1
September 29 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
September 29 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
September 29 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
September 29 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
September 29 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
September 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
September 30 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), Kansas City wins 10-6
September 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
September 30 New York Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
October 1 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus
October 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
October 2 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
October 2 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
October 2 Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
October 4 U.S. government closes down due to budget problems
October 4 Yankees clinch AL East
October 5 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched
October 6 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
October 7 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant
October 7 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader
October 8 18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
October 9 Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st U.S. woman to walk in space
October 11 1st space walk by U.S. woman, Kathryn D. Sullivan
October 11 August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," premieres in New York City
October 11 NASA launches space vehicle S-208
October 11 Vice President candidate debate-Graldine Ferraro (D) and George Bush (R)
October 12 IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
October 13 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
October 13 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
October 13 STS-41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center
October 14 Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yards
October 14 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
October 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open
October 14 "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City after 24 performances
October 15 Central Intelligence Agency's Information Act passes
October 15 Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud
October 16 Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl
October 16 Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 17 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield
October 18 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-51A mission
October 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 20 Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed
October 20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals
October 21 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
October 21 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
October 21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
October 22 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
October 22 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
October 23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
October 23 NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine
October 23 STS-51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad
October 24 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
October 24 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
October 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
October 25 "Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC)
October 25 Hepatitis virus is discovered
October 25 King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels
October 25 Rangers beat Devils 11-2
October 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 25 West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
October 26 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
October 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 27 Washington State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
October 28 14th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
October 28 15th New York City Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
October 28 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
October 29 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win New York Marathon
October 30 Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award
October 31 Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man," premieres in London
October 31 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire
November 1 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
November 1 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4
November 1 Larry Shues "Foreigner," premieres in New York City
November 1 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
November 2 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 3 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India
November 3 Body of assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi cremated
November 4 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 4 Nicaragua holds 1st free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63%
November 6 President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
November 6 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
November 7 STS-51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds
November 8 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
November 8 Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
November 8 STS-51-A mission; launch
November 9 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B vs. N Tvl B
November 9 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
November 9 Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
November 9 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
November 10 Australia all out 76 vs. West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
November 10 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood
November 10 Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40
November 11 "3 Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 9 performances
November 12 Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"
November 12 Space shuttle astronauts retreive a satellite - 1st space salvage
November 13 David Levy finds his 1st comet
November 13 Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award
November 14 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
November 14 NASA launches NATO-3D
November 16 14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center
November 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
November 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
November 16 John Lennon releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him"
November 17 Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to New Jersey Nets 124-110
November 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
November 18 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 9 performances
November 18 72nd CFL Grey Cup: Win Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17
November 18 Browns set team records for most sacks (11)
November 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
November 18 New Jersey Devils shutout New York Rangers 6-0
November 19 Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die
November 19 New York Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
November 20 McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger
November 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
November 22 Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr Rogers? Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
November 23 Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard touchdown (Hail Mary Pass) to end game and beat Miami 47-45
November 23 Limited-over International cricket debut for Wasim Akram, vs. New Zealand
November 23 Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 and Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
November 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 25 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
November 25 William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
November 26 After 518 goals and 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy LaFleur retires
November 26 John W Mercom, Jr. announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
November 26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
November 26 U.S. and Iraq regain diplomatic relations
November 29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, vs. New Zealand, Hyderabad
December 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (quarterback)
December 1 France performs nuclear test
December 1 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
December 2 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
December 2 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
December 2 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 3 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
December 3 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisc
December 4 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
December 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell and Jose Rijo
December 5 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
December 5 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
December 6 France performs nuclear test
December 6 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
December 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
December 8 73rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)
December 8 Europe and 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
December 8 Ringo appears on Saturday Night Live
December 9 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
December 9 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends
December 9 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 9 Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane
December 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
December 9 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 10 1st planet outside our solar system discovered
December 10 South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
December 10 WNSY-AM in Newport News Virginia returns from WGH
December 11 "Doug Henning and His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 60 perf
December 11 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
December 13 Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
December 14 Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
December 15 U.S.S.R. launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
December 17 New Jersey Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
December 17 New Jersey Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
December 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
December 19 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
December 19 China Premier Zhao Ziyang and Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
December 19 Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
December 19 Scotty Bowman becomes NHL's all time winningest coach
December 19 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
December 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th and youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
December 20 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
December 20 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 21 Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
December 21 U.S.S.R. launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
December 22 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on New York City subway train
December 22 Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks
December 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, vs. WI at the MCG
December 23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
December 24 Palace coup in Mauritania
December 25 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
December 26 Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este
December 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with New York Yankees
December 28 Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
December 28 Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
December 28 TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
December 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 29 5th United Negro College Fund
December 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
December 29 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
December 30 Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) and Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
December 31 Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
December 31 New York City subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in New Hampshire
December 31 Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th Prime Minister succeeds his mother, Indira Gandhi
December 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, vs. England at Calcutta
December 31 U.S. leaves UNESCO