Today in History for Year 1984 (Part 8)

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Historical Events

Events 701 - 772 of 772

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.
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
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 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
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
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 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
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
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 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)
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
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 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
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
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 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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