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1983Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

1983President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

1983President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

1983Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1983Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

1983IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

1983Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1983Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

1983AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

1983Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons)

1983Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album

1983Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Wash DC

1983President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

1983Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR

1983Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

1983Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

1983Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

1983Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

1983Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

1983Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK

1983Pope John Paul II visits Poland

198353rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)

1983Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1983Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title

1983Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

1983Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

1983Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks

1983President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

19831st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)

1983Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

198329th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1983President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

1983British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

1983Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

1983Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1983Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

1983Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic

1983Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

198370th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1983Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

1983Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot

1983Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

198318th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson

1983NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

198383rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

1983American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier

198372nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)

1983103rd US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

1983Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

1983Islanders 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 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

1983President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

1983Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat

198347th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280

1983Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"

1983Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

1983Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

1983112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

198397th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

1983"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

1983Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

1983Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

1983Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

1983PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon

1983Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)

1983Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1983Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

198397th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)

1983US President Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI)

1983Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29

1983Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1983President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"

1983Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

1983Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1983Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

1983Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

1983Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

1983Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

198353rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)

1983Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627

1983NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

1983Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

1983Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC

1983George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)

198355th Academy Awards - "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

1983Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1983 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour 
Jan 1
Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title 
Jan 1
World Communications Year begins 
Jan 1
TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol 
Jan 2
"Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances 
Jan 2
"Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 perfs 
Jan 2
Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ 
Jan 2
Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury" 
Jan 2
Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes 
Jan 2
Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique. 
Jan 3
Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota 
Jan 4
US Football League holds its 1st player draft 
Jan 7
Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England 
Jan 7
President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala 
Jan 9
British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands 
Jan 10
NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver 
Jan 11
Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time 
Jan 12
Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 12
NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August 
Jan 13
AMA urges ban on boxing sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition 
Jan 13
Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out 
Jan 15
Dutch political party DS'70 disbands 
Jan 15
Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard 
Jan 15
Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India 
Jan 15
Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours 
Jan 17
10th American Music Award: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John 
Jan 17
Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time 
Jan 17
Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians 
Jan 18
IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball 
Jan 19
Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia 
Jan 20
American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier 
Jan 21
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht 
Jan 21
President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid 
Jan 22
2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds 
Jan 22
Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96 
Jan 23
"A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC 
Jan 23
Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis 
Jan 23
Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000 
Jan 23
In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96 
Jan 23
Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean 
Jan 23
Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97) 
Jan 23
"Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage 
Jan 24
Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title 
Jan 25
China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life 
Jan 25
Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit 
Jan 25
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia 
Jan 26
Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif 
Jan 27
World's longest underwater tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid 
Jan 29
"Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart 
Jan 29
40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win 
Jan 30
Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ 
Jan 30
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic 
Jan 30
Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB 
Feb 1
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Feb 2
Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested 
Feb 2
Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals 
Feb 3
US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners 
Feb 4
Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium 
Feb 4
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton 
Feb 5
Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial 
Feb 6
13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19 
Feb 6
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
Feb 7
1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole) 
Feb 8
35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander 
Feb 8
Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino 
Feb 8
Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days 
Feb 8
Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," premieres in NYC 
Feb 8
Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period 
Feb 8
Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance 
Feb 9
Belgium buys 44 F-16s 
Feb 10
Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament 
Feb 11
"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP 
Feb 11
4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm)) 
Feb 13
"Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances 
Feb 13
33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA 
Feb 13
Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup 
Feb 13
Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 13
E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC 
Feb 13
World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds 
Feb 16
The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires. 
Feb 17
Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot 
Feb 17
Netherlands adopts constitution 
Feb 17
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 18
NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak 
Feb 19
Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million 
Feb 19
Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record 
Feb 20
Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km) 
Feb 20
Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling 
Feb 21
Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 s 
Feb 21
NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak 
Feb 22
Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary 
Feb 22
Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India 
Feb 22
Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record 
Feb 23
25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins 
Feb 23
USFL NJ Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil) 
Feb 23
The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos. 
Feb 23
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri. 
Feb 24
Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time 
Feb 24
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Feb 24
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II. 
Feb 26
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks 
Feb 26
Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission 
Feb 27
Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78 
Feb 27
Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament 
Feb 28
Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US 
Mar 1
Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup 
Mar 1
Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people 
Mar 2
Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced 
Mar 2
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Mar 5
Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian PM Malcolm Fraser (Cons) 
Mar 5
NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield 
Mar 6
"On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances 
Mar 6
Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 6
Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections 
Mar 6
New Bedford, Mass woman charges she was gang-raped atop a pool table 
Mar 6
US Football League begins its 1st season 
Mar 7
TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV 
Mar 8
House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR 
Mar 8
IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0 
Mar 8
President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire" 
Mar 9
Caryl Churchill's "Fen" premieres in London 
Mar 9
Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana 
Mar 10
Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 11
Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB) 
Mar 11
Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (URS) 
Mar 11
Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA) 
Mar 11
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
Mar 11
9th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Jane Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans & Loretta Swit win (TV) 
Mar 12
Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49) 
Mar 13
"Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 perfs 
Mar 13
1st USFL overtime game-Birmingham Stallions beat Oakld Invaders 20-14 
Mar 14
OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years 
Mar 15
Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy 
Mar 16
Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814) 
Mar 17
70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy 
Mar 20
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 21
Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled 
Mar 22
Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president 
Mar 23
US President Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars"-plan (SDI) 
Mar 25
Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec) 
Mar 25
Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58) 
Mar 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 27
13th Easter Seal Telethon 
Mar 27
Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 27
Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres in NYC 
Mar 30
Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives" premieres in London 
Mar 30
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 30
New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) begins trading in crude oil future 
Mar 31
Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people 
Mar 31
Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC 
Apr 1
Anti-nuclear demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England 
Apr 1
NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons 
Apr 1
Iraq increases missile attacks on Iran 
Apr 3
12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott 
Apr 3
2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South Cal beats LA Tech 69-67 
Apr 4
45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52 
Apr 4
6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched 
Apr 5
France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats 
Apr 5
NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment 
Apr 6
Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 7
Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1 
Apr 7
Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt 
Apr 7
STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave & Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk 
Apr 7
WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event 
Apr 9
6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth 
Apr 9
Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot 
Apr 10
Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit 
Apr 10
Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2 
Apr 10
Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race 
Apr 10
Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO 
Apr 10
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Apr 11
3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Inchon! wins 
Apr 11
47th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280 
Apr 11
55th Academy Awards - "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win 
Apr 11
NASA launches RCA-F 
Apr 11
In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years 
Apr 12
Harold Washington elected Chicago's 1st black mayor 
Apr 12
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 13
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 13
Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault 
Apr 14
Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger 
Apr 14
President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue 
Apr 14
Rangers 1-Isles 4-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 15
Rangers 0-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 15
Tokyo Disneyland opens 
Apr 16
Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games 
Apr 17
1st National Coin Week begins 
Apr 17
Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29) 
Apr 17
In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters 
Apr 17
India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket 
Apr 17
Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic 
Apr 17
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter 
Apr 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 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game 
Apr 18
12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43 
Apr 18
87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00 
Apr 18
A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon 
Apr 18
KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO) 
Apr 18
Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple" 
Apr 18
Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2 
Apr 19
France performs nuclear test 
Apr 20
President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security 
Apr 20
Rangers 2-Isles 7-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 3-2 lead 
Apr 20
Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock 
Apr 20
Soyuz T-8 is launched (lands 2 days later) 
Apr 21
1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom 
Apr 22
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 22
Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2 
Apr 22
Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth 
Apr 22
Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy) 
Apr 22
Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax) 
Apr 23
David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka 
Apr 24
"Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances 
Apr 24
Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election 
Apr 24
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
Apr 25
"Nightline" expands from ½ hour to a full hour 
Apr 25
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Apr 25
Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election 
Apr 25
Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR 
Apr 25
Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit. 
Apr 26
Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 26
Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time 
Apr 26
San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game 
Apr 27
Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson 
Apr 28
Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead 
Apr 28
Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1 
Apr 28
NASA launches Geos-F 
Apr 29
Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor 
Apr 30
Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead 
May 1
"My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances 
May 1
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament 
May 2
6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif 
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
US 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
US 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 & Willie Nelson 
May 10
"Laverne & 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
"Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC 
May 11
Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II 
May 11
Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth 
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
"She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #5 
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 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 16
Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government. 
May 17
Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty 
May 17
Stanley Cup: NY 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 satellite, no. 506 
May 19
Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Wash DC 
May 20
Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 20
Michael Dokes & 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
"Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63 
May 21
109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4 
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 HR 
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
"Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI) released 
May 25
1st US 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) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs 
May 26
29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½ 
May 26
Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7 
May 26
LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws 
May 26
NASA launches Exosat 
May 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 27
Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress 
May 28
"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63 
May 28
Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens 
May 29
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 29
Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m 
May 29
Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h) 
May 30
Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever 
May 30
AL Pres Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires 
May 31
37th NBA Championship: Phila 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games 
Jun 2
1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany 
Jun 2
Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati 
Jun 4
53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62) 
Jun 5
37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win 
Jun 5
53rd French Men's Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76) 
Jun 5
Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
Jun 6
17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins & Roy Acuff 
Jun 6
Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland 
Jun 6
Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time 
Jun 6
Li Xiannian becomes pres/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR 
Jun 6
Nicaragua expels 3 US diplomats 
Jun 6
Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1 
Jun 7
Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out 
Jun 8
"Trading Places", "Ghostbusters" & "Gremlins" premiere 
Jun 8
Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal 
Jun 8
Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81) 
Jun 9
56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim 
Jun 9
Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election 
Jun 9
Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia 
Jun 11
"Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8 
Jun 11
"Cool Places" by Sparks & Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49 
Jun 11
"Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12 
Jun 11
"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5 
Jun 11
"Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59 
Jun 11
"When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61 
Jun 11
115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8 
Jun 11
Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab 
Jun 11
Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score & intentionally gutters his ball 
Jun 11
Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14 
Jun 12
29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
Jun 12
Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth 
Jun 12
Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia 
Jun 13
Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System 
Jun 14
5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx 
Jun 15
Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey 
Jun 15
Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion 
Jun 16
Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal 
Jun 16
European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10 
Jun 16
Pope John Paul II visits Poland 
Jun 16
Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany 
Jun 16
USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president 
Jun 17
Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question 
Jun 18
"Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 perfs 
Jun 18
7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman 
Jun 18
IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC 
Jun 19
"Octopussy" premieres in US 
Jun 19
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 20
83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA 
Jun 20
NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires 
Jun 20
Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days) 
Jun 21
Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 21
Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery 
Jun 22
"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France 
Jun 22
1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle 
Jun 22
NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period 
Jun 23
Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat 
Jun 23
US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions 
Jun 24
7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB 
Jun 24
Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters 
Jun 25
"Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances 
Jun 25
India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup 
Jun 25
Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m 
Jun 26
"Loving" premieres on TV 
Jun 26
"Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances 
Jun 26
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 27
Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro 
Jun 27
Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning 
Jun 27
NASA launches space vehicle S-205 
Jun 27
Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station 
Jun 28
Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3 
Jun 28
NASA launches Galaxy-A 
Jun 29
Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races 
Jun 29
Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
Jul 1
Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period 
Jul 2
90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63) 
Jul 3
11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy 
Jul 3
97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2) 
Jul 3
Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m) 
Jul 3
Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's 
Jul 4
NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox 
Jul 5
France invades Algeria 
Jul 5
NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team 
Jul 5
Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA) 
Jul 6
54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago 
Jul 6
Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less 
Jul 6
Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3) 
Jul 7
11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for USSR 
Jul 8
Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title 
Jul 11
Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe 
Jul 12
Chad government troops reconquer Abéché 
Jul 13
The Transvaal Attorney General announces that Eugène Terre'Blanche, leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) and three associates will face terrorism charges, South Africa 
Jul 14
Crane (Rep-R-Il) & Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages 
Jul 15
8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France 
Jul 15
Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance" 
Jul 16
20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident 
Jul 16
Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities. 
Jul 17
112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale 
Jul 17
1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Phila Stars 24-22) 
Jul 17
Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic 
Jul 18
Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales 
Jul 19
The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published. 
Jul 20
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 21
Polish government ends 19 months of martial law 
Jul 21
Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park 
Jul 21
US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge 
Jul 22
-128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record) 
Jul 22
Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games 
Jul 22
Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world 
Jul 22
Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law 
Jul 23
Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba. 
Jul 24
"Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances 
Jul 24
21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1) 
Jul 24
Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jul 24
Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France 
Jul 24
Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned) 
Jul 24
Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America 
Jul 25
1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio 
Jul 25
Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion 
Jul 26
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8 
Jul 26
Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28) 
Jul 26
Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io 
Jul 26
US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf 
Jul 27
104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record) 
Jul 27
Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal 
Jul 28
AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows 
Jul 28
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 28
George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game) 
Jul 28
NASA launches Telstar-3A 
Jul 29
"Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV 
Jul 29
Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak 
Jul 30
Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif 
Jul 30
Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg 
Jul 31
38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson 
Jul 31
B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, & W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame 
Jul 31
Dutch July avg temp is 20.1°C; warmest July since 1852 
Aug 1
New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England 
Aug 2
STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad 
Aug 2
US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination 
Aug 3
John Sain of South Bend, Ind, builds 3.91 m house of cards 
Aug 3
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 4
Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy 
Aug 4
France performs nuclear test 
Aug 4
Revolution in Burkina Faso 
Aug 4
While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull 
Aug 6
Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo) 
Aug 6
Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa 
Aug 6
Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa 
Aug 7
"Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances 
Aug 7
1st World Track & Field Championships 
Aug 7
65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA 
Aug 7
Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium 
Aug 7
Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland) 
Aug 7
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Aug 7
Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike 
Aug 8
Brig Gen Efrain Rios Montt deposed as president of Guatemela 
Aug 8
Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned) 
Aug 8
Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees 
Aug 12
General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army 
Aug 14
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 14
Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03 
Aug 15
Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery 
Aug 17
-19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas 
Aug 18
Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas 
Aug 18
Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel 
Aug 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 18
Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order 
Aug 19
LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting 
Aug 19
Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut 
Aug 20
The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca 
Aug 21
"La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances 
Aug 21
110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record) 
Aug 21
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf 
Aug 24
Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745 
Aug 25
Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark 
Aug 25
US & USSR sign $10 billion grain pact 
Aug 26
Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain. 
Aug 27
Haiti adopts constitution 
Aug 27
US performs nuclear test 
Aug 28
"Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances 
Aug 28
Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park 
Aug 28
Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation 
Aug 28
Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour 
Aug 28
Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
Aug 30
8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days) 
Aug 30
Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA 
Aug 30
WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Phila 
Aug 30
Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space 
Aug 31
Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz 
Sep 1
Korean Boeing 747, flight 007, strays into Siberia & is shot down by a Soviet jet 
Sep 1
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 1
WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY 
Sep 2
Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM 
Sep 4
"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 perfs 
Sep 4
83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel 
Sep 4
Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship 
Sep 4
Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph) 
Sep 5
8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB 
Sep 5
Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph 
Sep 5
Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627 
Sep 5
Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 6
USSR admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2 
Sep 7
Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s) 
Sep 8
NASA launches RCA-6 
Sep 9
Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas 
Sep 9
Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2) 
Sep 9
Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player 
Sep 10
97th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63) 
Sep 10
Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 11
103rd US Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60) 
Sep 11
Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards 
Sep 11
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 11
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 12
Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes 
Sep 12
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
Sep 12
Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million 
Sep 12
USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane 
Sep 13
Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save 
Sep 13
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
Sep 13
Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season 
Sep 13
Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 mins, Lancs v Leics 
Sep 13
US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle) 
Sep 14
US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner 
Sep 15
Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting NYC subway 
Sep 15
Israel premier Begin resigns 
Sep 16
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen 
Sep 17
Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship 
Sep 17
Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black 
Sep 18
George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere 
Sep 18
Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 18
Lebanese & Syrian army battle 
Sep 18
New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chic Bears 34-31 
Sep 19
David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp's find 2^132049-1 prime # 
Sep 19
St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK 
Sep 20
3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium 
Sep 20
Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented 
Sep 21
11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila 
Sep 21
David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London 
Sep 21
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 22
Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall) 
Sep 22
NASA launches Galaxy-B 
Sep 22
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 22
Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4" 
Sep 23
Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins 
Sep 23
Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9 
Sep 23
Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 23
Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio 
Sep 23
Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards) 
Sep 24
Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season 
Sep 24
Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur 
Sep 24
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 25
35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win 
Sep 25
Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0 
Sep 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 26
Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks NY Giant record 56 yard field goal 
Sep 26
Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner) 
Sep 26
Cosmonauts Titov & Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10 
Sep 26
Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns 
Sep 26
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
Sep 26
St Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0 
Sep 26
Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by judging missile attack from the US an error. 
Sep 27
South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years 
Sep 27
Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs 
Sep 28
STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad 
Sep 29
"A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show 
Sep 29
1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act 
Sep 29
Airport of Beirut reopens 
Sep 29
Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon 
Sep 29
Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0 
Oct 1
Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America 
Oct 2
Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions 
Oct 2
Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat 
Oct 2
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic 
Oct 3
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in UK 
Oct 4
Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car 
Oct 5
Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 6
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Oct 6
Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick 
Oct 6
NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands 
Oct 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 8
1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7 
Oct 8
Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7 
Oct 9
Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs 
Oct 9
4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma 
Oct 10
17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins 
Oct 10
Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM 
Oct 10
Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers 
Oct 11
Last hand-cranked telephones US went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial 
Oct 12
5225 Loral & 5424 Covington 
Oct 13
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois. 
Oct 14
Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard 
Oct 14
US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut 
Oct 15
Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds) 
Oct 15
Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games 
Oct 15
US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport 
Oct 16
"Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances 
Oct 16
25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US) 
Oct 16
Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series 
Oct 17
Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu 
Oct 17
STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem 
Oct 19
Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility 
Oct 19
Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council" 
Oct 19
Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak 
Oct 19
Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday 
Oct 20
IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released 
Oct 21
Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops 
Oct 22
Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons. 
Oct 23
13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00 
Oct 23
14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59 
Oct 23
400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile 
Oct 23
Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut 
Oct 25
US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!) 
Oct 26
Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London 
Oct 26
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 29
550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile 
Oct 29
Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards & 6 touchdowns 
Oct 30
The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule. 
Oct 31
Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album 
Oct 31
Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia 
Nov 2
President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday 
Nov 2
Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle 
Nov 3
Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D) 
Nov 3
Nashville Network begins on cable TV 
Nov 4
Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed 
Nov 4
Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4 
Nov 5
NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period 
Nov 5
Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden 
Nov 6
Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament 
Nov 6
Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif 
Nov 6
Tor Bay Buccaneers' James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings 
Nov 6
Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections 
Nov 7
Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal 
Nov 7
Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries 
Nov 8
Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky 
Nov 8
STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad 
Nov 8
W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia 
Nov 9
Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped 
Nov 9
Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center 
Nov 10
"Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances 
Nov 10
Federal government shut down 
Nov 11
1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain 
Nov 11
President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature 
Nov 11
Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA 
Nov 12
4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas 
Nov 12
NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3 
Nov 13
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
Nov 14
First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England 
Nov 15
75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy 
Nov 15
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed 
Nov 16
Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose 
Nov 17
"La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 perfs 
Nov 17
Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship 
Nov 17
Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game 
Nov 19
Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization" 
Nov 19
Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game 
Nov 20
"Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 perfs 
Nov 20
100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war 
Nov 20
Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0 
Nov 20
NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing 
Nov 21
"Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances 
Nov 23
Soyuz T-9 lands 
Nov 23
USSR leave weapon disarmament talks 
Nov 24
PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese 
Nov 24
Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay 
Nov 25
Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Nov 25
Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off 
Nov 25
Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli 
Nov 25
World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England 
Nov 26
Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million 
Nov 27
71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17 
Nov 27
Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181 
Nov 27
Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India 
Nov 28
9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched 
Nov 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Nov 30
6th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Nov 30
Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam 
Nov 30
Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip) 
Nov 30
Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election 
Nov 30
Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC