Today in History for Year 1984 (Part 8)

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Months in Year 1984: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Historical Events

Events 701 - 776 of 776

Nov 22nd - Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution
Nov 23rd - Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
Nov 23rd - Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
Nov 23rd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Nov 23rd - Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
Nov 25th - Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
Nov 25th - William Schroeder is second person to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
Nov 26th - After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires
Nov 26th - John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
Nov 26th - Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
Nov 26th - US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
Nov 28th - Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn Nov 29th - Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
Dec 1st - 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
Dec 1st - France performs nuclear test
Dec 1st - Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
Dec 2nd - 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
Dec 2nd - Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
Dec 2nd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Dec 3rd - A leak of methyl isocyanate and other toxic compounds from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, caused the death of 2,259 people (official figure for immediate deaths - other estimates go as high as 16,000 including later deaths) and over half a million injured
Dec 4th - Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers.
Dec 4th - 6th ACE Cable Awards: David Bowie: Serious Moonlight by Anthony Eaton and HBO
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson Dec 5th - A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo
Dec 5th - French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
Dec 5th - Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
Dec 6th - France performs nuclear test
Dec 6th - Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
Dec 7th - Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
Dec 8th - 73rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)
Dec 8th - Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
Dec 8th - Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"
Dec 9th - 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
Dec 9th - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 9th - Iranian commandos end day hijack of Kuwaiti plane
Dec 9th - LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert Dec 9th - Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
Dec 10th - 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
Dec 10th - South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is presented with his Nobel Peace Prize
Dec 10th - WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
Dec 11th - "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
Dec 11th - Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
Dec 13th - Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke
Dec 14th - Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football
Dec 15th - USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
Dec 17th - NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
Dec 17th - NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
Dec 18th - 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dec 19th - China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
Dec 19th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
Dec 19th - Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people
Dec 19th - UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
Dec 19th - Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
Dec 19th - Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history
Dec 20th - 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
Dec 20th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 21st - Islander Kelly Hrudy's 1st shut-out win-Whalers 1-0
Dec 21st - USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley's Come
Dec 22nd - Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
Dec 22nd - Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna Dec 22nd - Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
Dec 23rd - Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
Dec 24th - Palace coup in Mauritania
Dec 25th - NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
Dec 27th - Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
Dec 28th - Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
Dec 28th - Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
Dec 28th - TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
Dec 28th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Dec 29th - 5th United Negro College Fund
Dec 29th - Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
Dec 29th - Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi claims victory in parlimetary elections
Dec 31st - Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in a car crash
Dec 31st - NYC subway gunman Bernhard Goetz surrenders to police in NH
Dec 31st - Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India's 6th PM succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi
Dec 31st - Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta
Dec 31st - US leaves UNESCO

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