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1984Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

1984President Reagan visits China

1984NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

1984Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

1984Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1984During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

1984Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

1984Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

1984Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

1984chris johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

1984Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

1984Fred Rogers of PBS "Mr Rogers Neighborhood" presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution

1984Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

1984SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

1984Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres

1984113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

1984US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project

1984Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

1984Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

1984Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

1984After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

1984Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs

1984Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career

1984Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566

1984Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

198454th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61)

1984Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

198410th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

1984Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

1984Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together"

198426th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

1984Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

1984Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

1984Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert

1984President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)

1984Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

1984Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

1984Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1984Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)

1984Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

1984Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

1984Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

1984President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa

1984"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

1984Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

198491st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

1984A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

1984Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

1984Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open

1984Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

1984Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

198498th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

1984South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years

1984Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

1984Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

198459th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)

1984Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

1984IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

1984Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1984Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

1984Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

198454th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5)

1984China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

1984chris johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open

1984104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3 6-4 6-1)

1984Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1984Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

198411th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

1984Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer

1984Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1984Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

1984Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

1984Ringo Starr appears on Saturday Night Live

198430th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1984Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

1984President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

1984Pete Rose returns to Cin Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

1984Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

1984Madonna's "Like a Virgin" single goes #1 for 6 weeks

1984Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

198456th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

1984Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

1984Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

19841st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host

1984Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

1984John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada

198473rd Australian Men Tennis: Mats Wilander beats K Curren (67 64 76 62)

1984 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies 
Jan 1
Brunei becomes independent of UK 
Jan 1
NYC transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents 
Jan 2
Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century 
Jan 2
Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship 
Jan 2
Riot in Tunis kills over 100 
Jan 2
Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor 
Jan 2
Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup. 
Jan 3
Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson 
Jan 4
"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV 
Jan 4
Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game 
Jan 5
Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws 
Jan 5
Greg Chappell scores 182* in his last Test innings 
Jan 6
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission 
Jan 6
Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee 
Jan 7
Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 
Jan 8
NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams 
Jan 8
Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1 
Jan 9
"TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops) 
Jan 9
Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession 
Jan 9
EAA moves operations to Oshkosh 
Jan 9
John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously 
Jan 10
Argentine ex-president/general Bignone arrested 
Jan 10
Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die 
Jan 10
Clara Peller 1st asks, "Where's the Beef?" 
Jan 10
Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 10
US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years 
Jan 11
Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game 
Jan 11
STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad 
Jan 11
Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family 
Jan 13
TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV 
Jan 14
Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand 
Jan 15
Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak 
Jan 15
Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44) 
Jan 16
11th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win 
Jan 16
Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis 
Jan 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 
Jan 18
80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win 
Jan 19
Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km 
Jan 19
California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital 
Jan 20
US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners 
Jan 21
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton 
Jan 22
Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts 
Jan 22
Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates 
Jan 22
Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB 
Jan 23
Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game 
Jan 23
Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km 
Jan 23
Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ 
Jan 24
Apple Computer Inc unveils its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer 
Jan 26
Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders 
Jan 26
US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ 
Jan 27
John & Yoko release "Milk & Honey" album 
Jan 27
LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak 
Jan 27
Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial 
Jan 28
41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins 
Jan 28
LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak 
Jan 28
Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany 
Jan 29
34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver 
Jan 29
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3 
Jan 29
President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term 
Jan 29
Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek 
Jan 31
36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ 
Jan 31
Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network 
Jan 31
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 1
China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations 
Feb 1
Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner 
Feb 1
Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203) 
Feb 2
8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Feb 2
Lebanese army fight in Beirut 
Feb 3
10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched 
Feb 4
"9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances 
Feb 4
"Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore 
Feb 4
Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas 
Feb 5
NZ beat England (82 & 93) by an innings in 3 days 
Feb 5
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
Feb 6
Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army 
Feb 7
Bruce McCandless makes 1st untethered space walk (US) 
Feb 7
David (born without immunity system) at 12, touches mom for 1st time 
Feb 7
Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS 
Feb 8
14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 
Feb 8
1st time 8 people in space 
Feb 8
A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation 
Feb 8
Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7 
Feb 9
"Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances 
Feb 11
10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth 
Feb 11
Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11 
Feb 12
Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic 
Feb 12
Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH 
Feb 12
Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at Olympics 
Feb 12
West Indies beat Australia 2-0-1 to win cricket World Series Cup receiving all perfect scores for quality & gold medal 
Feb 13
6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant 
Feb 13
Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader 
Feb 15
500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq 
Feb 16
Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold 
Feb 16
NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5 
Feb 18
Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed 
Feb 19
"Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances 
Feb 19
14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 
Feb 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 19
1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom) 
Feb 22
Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec 
Feb 24
Iraq resumes air attack on Iran 
Feb 25
Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500 
Feb 26
Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut 
Feb 26
Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown" 
Feb 26
Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate 
Feb 27
Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m) 
Feb 27
WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC 
Feb 27
Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa 
Feb 28
26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys 
Feb 29
Canadian PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau announced he is stepping down 
Mar 1
Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit 
Mar 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529 Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi 
Mar 2
Iran offensive against Iraq fails 
Mar 2
John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games 
Mar 3
NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6) 
Mar 3
Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1) 
Mar 4
Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational 
Mar 4
Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame 
Mar 5
Supreme Court (5-4): city may use public money for Nativity scene 
Mar 5
US accuse Iraq of using poison gas 
Mar 6
Twelve-month-long strike in British coal industry begins. 
Mar 7
The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. 
Mar 9
Emile Gumbs' Anguilla National Alliance wins elections 
Mar 9
John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously 
Mar 9
Phila 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record 
Mar 9
Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 9
The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C. 
Mar 10
Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page 
Mar 11
chris johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 12
National Union of Mine Workers in Britain begins a 51 week strike 
Mar 12
British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships 
Mar 13
Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird 
Mar 13
WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield 
Mar 14
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission 
Mar 14
Gerry Adams, head of Sinn Féin, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in central Belfast. 
Mar 15
10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV) 
Mar 15
Tanzania adopts constitution 
Mar 16
Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut 
Mar 16
South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty 
Mar 18
chris johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open 
Mar 19
"Kate & Allie" premieres 
Mar 19
John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of NY 
Mar 19
KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA 
Mar 19
Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River 
Mar 19
Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering 
Mar 19
STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad 
Mar 20
Andy Kaufman & Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres 
Mar 20
Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools 
Mar 21
Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings 
Mar 21
NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule 
Mar 21
Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon 
Mar 21
Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan 
Mar 22
Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game 
Mar 22
Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded. 
Mar 23
Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 3 km (4:20.91) 
Mar 23
Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB) 
Mar 23
Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Underhill & Paul Martini (CAN) 
Mar 23
Ladies Fig Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR) 
Mar 23
Men's Fig Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
Mar 24
Andrea Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:34.52) 
Mar 24
IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics 
Mar 24
Igor Malkov skates world record 10 km (14:21.51) 
Mar 25
Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 27
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres 
Mar 27
Beginning of "tanker war": over the next 9 months, 44 ships, including Iranian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti tankers, are attacked by Iraqi or Iranian warplanes or damaged by mines 
Mar 29
NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis 
Mar 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 30
US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force 
Mar 31
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 1
14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000 
Apr 1
3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern Cal beats Tenn 72-61 
Apr 1
8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours 
Apr 2
46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75 
Apr 3
Bombay beat Delhi on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy 
Apr 3
Guinea suspends constitution after coup 
Apr 3
Soyuz T-11 carries 3 cosmonauts (1 Indian-Rakesh Sharma) to Salyut 7 
Apr 4
Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London 
Apr 4
Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary 
Apr 5
"Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances 
Apr 5
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421) 
Apr 6
11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched 
Apr 6
1st time 11 people in space 
Apr 6
Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya. 
Apr 7
Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 
Apr 8
13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster 
Apr 8
4th Golden Raspberry Awards: Lonely Lady wins 
Apr 9
56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win 
Apr 10
Damaged Solar Max satellite snared by Challenger shuttle 
Apr 10
John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games 
Apr 10
US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors 
Apr 11
Challenger astronauts complete 1st in space satellite repair 
Apr 11
Chinese troops invade Vietnam 
Apr 11
Gen Sec Konstantin U Chernenko named pres of Soviet Union 
Apr 11
Soyuz T-11 returns to Earth 
Apr 11
USSR party leader Chernenko elected president 
Apr 13
11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth 
Apr 13
India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah 
Apr 13
Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career 
Apr 14
Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch Neth 
Apr 15
"Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances 
Apr 15
48th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277 
Apr 15
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Apr 15
Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India 
Apr 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 16
13th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lorraine Moller of NZ in 2:29:28 
Apr 16
88th Boston Marathon won by Geoff Smith of Great Britain in 2:10:34 
Apr 16
Oakland A Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam 
Apr 16
Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive" 
Apr 17
Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage 
Apr 17
During Libyan Embassy demonstration in London, British police officer Yvonne Fletcher shot dead 
Apr 18
Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
Apr 18
Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43) 
Apr 19
Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature magazine) 
Apr 20
Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan 
Apr 21
"Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour 
Apr 21
After 37 weeks "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose" 
Apr 21
Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS 
Apr 21
Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph 
Apr 21
Montreal Expo David Palmer no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0 in a perfect 5 inn game 
Apr 22
Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
Apr 23
AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) 
Apr 24
Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot 
Apr 25
Rock group Wings disbands 
Apr 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 26
Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens 
Apr 26
President Reagan visits China 
Apr 27
Cleve Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings 
Apr 27
Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana 
Apr 28
"La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 perfs 
Apr 29
"Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances 
Apr 29
Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic 
Apr 30
1,700 skiers participate in an alpine event at Are, Sweden 
Apr 30
Strong winds cause a 30 min 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
"Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs 
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
US 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 Milwaukee 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
USSR announces it will not participate in LA Summer Olympics 
May 9
Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000 
May 9
Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 inn (started 5/8) 
May 9
White Sox & Brewers play 8:06, game, longest timed baseball game 
May 10
Intl Court of Justice rules on US 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 African 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
"Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances 
May 13
Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
May 13
Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff's last competitive match 
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
Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer 
May 16
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
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 17
Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning 
May 17
Mai Shanley, 21, (NM), crowned 33rd Miss USA 
May 17
Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture. 
May 19
"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62 
May 19
110th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6 
May 19
STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad 
May 19
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1 
May 19
Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game 
May 20
"On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances 
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 23
Tottenham Hotspur win 13th UEFA Cup at London against Anderlecht 
May 23
Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game 
May 24
"Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances 
May 24
Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game 
May 25
Det 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
Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla 
May 26
Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia 
May 26
Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die 
May 26
US President President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war 
May 27
Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest" premieres in NYC 
May 27
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 27
Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day 
May 27
Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h) 
May 29
Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin) 
May 30
Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's 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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 31
Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record 
Jun 1
Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner 
Jun 1
KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD 
Jun 1
Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles 
Jun 1
Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg 
Jun 2
"Welcome To Fun Zone" hosted by Dr Demento airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 2
Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy 
Jun 2
Flight readiness firing of Discovery's main engines 
Jun 3
"Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 13 performances 
Jun 3
30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
Jun 3
38th Tony Awards: Real Thing & La Cage Aux Folles win 
Jun 4
18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers 
Jun 4
Arnold Palmer fails to make US Open golf tournament 1st time in 32 yrs 
Jun 4
Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA" 
Jun 4
DNA is successfully cloned from an extinct animal 
Jun 4
NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1 
Jun 5
Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" becomes #1 
Jun 5
Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple) 
Jun 5
Frederick Russell, English Marine Biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86 
Jun 6
1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India 
Jun 8
Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia. 
Jun 9
"Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres 
Jun 9
116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2 
Jun 9
54th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61) 
Jun 9
Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times" 
Jun 9
Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland 
Jun 9
Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts 
Jun 9
NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509 
Jun 9
Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD 
Jun 9
Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater 
Jun 10
38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
Jun 10
54th French Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6 2-6 6-4 7-5 7-5) 
Jun 10
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic 
Jun 10
US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time 
Jun 10
Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m) 
Jun 11
Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial of half of his ashes 
Jun 11
US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally 
Jun 14
Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members 
Jun 15
"Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication 
Jun 15
Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran 
Jun 15
Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem 
Jun 16
Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race 
Jun 16
Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d) 
Jun 17
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jun 17
John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada 
Jun 18
84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY 
Jun 19
"Weird Al" Yankovic gives free live performance at Del Mar Fair 
Jun 19
1st live TV appearance by Chief Justice Warren Burger (Nightline) 
Jun 20
Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime 
Jun 20
Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 22
Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins 
Jun 22
Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins 
Jun 22
Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30) 
Jun 22
Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO 
Jun 24
Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265 
Jun 24
Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Jun 25
Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America 
Jun 25
STS 41-D launch attempt scrubbed because of computer problem 
Jun 26
1st flight of Shuttle Discovery (41-D) scrubbed at T -4 
Jun 26
Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last" 
Jun 27
Emmy 11th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 5th time 
Jun 27
Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill" 
Jun 27
France wins soccer's European Cup 
Jun 27
Late Night's 1st Tower Drop 
Jun 27
Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts 
Jun 28
Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola 
Jun 29
Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990 
Jun 29
Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski 
Jun 29
USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI 
Jun 30
Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia 
Jun 30
Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551) 
Jun 30
Longest pro football game, LA Express beats Mich Panthers 27-21 in USFL playoffs, games lasts 93 minutes 33 seconds 
Jun 30
Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years 
Jul 1
"Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances 
Jul 1
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jul 1
Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires 
Jul 1
The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA. 
Jul 3
Derek Underwood's maiden FC century after 22 yrs of trying 
Jul 3
Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente Island 
Jul 3
Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 241 balls to win Lord's Test 
Jul 3
Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members 
Jul 4
Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki 
Jul 4
Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game 
Jul 4
NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000 
Jul 4
Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m 
Jul 5
Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials 
Jul 7
5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont 
Jul 7
91st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62) 
Jul 8
98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2) 
Jul 8
Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 9
12th Century York Minster damaged in lightening storm 
Jul 9
Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe 
Jul 11
55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, SF 
Jul 11
All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) 
Jul 11
Britain's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe 
Jul 11
Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989 
Jul 11
Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana 
Jul 12
Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate 
Jul 12
A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people 
Jul 13
Eddie Van Halen joins in, in a Jacksons concert 
Jul 13
Jeff Beck quits Rod Stewart's tour after 7 shows 
Jul 13
Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m 
Jul 13
The last sitting of an all-white Parliament in South Africa 
Jul 14
STS 41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads 
Jul 14
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 15
39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy 
Jul 15
John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously 
Jul 17
Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France 
Jul 17
Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7 
Jul 18
James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro Calif 
Jul 18
Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF 
Jul 19
1st female to captain a 747 across Atlantic (Lynn Rippelmeyer) 
Jul 19
Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination 
Jul 20
Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m 
Jul 20
Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America 
Jul 21
Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s 
Jul 21
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
Jul 22
113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews 
Jul 22
22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1) 
Jul 22
Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win) 
Jul 22
Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France 
Jul 23
KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save 
Jul 23
Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984 
Jul 23
Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude 
Jul 25
Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space 
Jul 26
Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single 
Jul 26
Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction 
Jul 26
Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use 
Jul 27
Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila) 
Jul 28
23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles 
Jul 29
12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster 
Jul 29
23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA 
Jul 30
Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil 
Jul 30
Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant 
Jul 30
Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV 
Jul 31
Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight 
Jul 31
US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics 
Jul 31
Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed 
Aug 2
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 3
365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Aug 3
Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed 
Aug 4
Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics 
Aug 4
Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR 
Aug 4
Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks 
Aug 4
Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day) 
Aug 5
Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 5
Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52) 
Aug 5
Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium 
Aug 5
Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR 
Aug 6
203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
Aug 6
Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics 
Aug 7
David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC 
Aug 7
Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball 
Aug 7
Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee 
Aug 8
"Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances 
Aug 8
Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer 
Aug 8
Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends 
Aug 9
Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal 
Aug 9
STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad 
Aug 10
Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run 
Aug 11
101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France 
Aug 11
Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds 
Aug 11
Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform 
Aug 11
During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes" 
Aug 11
Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms 
Aug 11
USSR performs (underground) nuclear test 
Aug 12
23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif 
Aug 12
Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections 
Aug 12
Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame 
Aug 12
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 13
Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty 
Aug 14
IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0 
Aug 14
West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England 
Aug 15
The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military 
Aug 16
Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened 
Aug 16
LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges 
Aug 16
Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500) 
Aug 16
NASA launches Ampte 
Aug 17
Pete Rose returns to Cin Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits) 
Aug 18
Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire 
Aug 19
66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala 
Aug 19
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf 
Aug 19
Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President 
Aug 19
Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am 
Aug 22
Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec 
Aug 22
Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced 
Aug 22
Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200 
Aug 22
Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush 
Aug 22
The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament 
Aug 24
Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver 
Aug 25
French airship capsizes 
Aug 25
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Aug 26
Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
Aug 26
Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad 
Aug 26
Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record) 
Aug 27
US President Ronald Reagan announces Teacher in Space project 
Aug 27
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Aug 28
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Aug 30
12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days) 
Aug 30
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Aug 30
Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36 
Aug 30
Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla 
Aug 31
Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 2
"Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances 
Sep 3
28 year old Chicagoan wins $40 million in Illinois state lottery 
Sep 3
Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th 
Sep 3
Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 3
Jerry Lewis' 19th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $32,074,566 
Sep 3
South Africa adopts constitution 
Sep 4
Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years 
Sep 5
12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D) -Discovery 1- lands at Edwards AFB 
Sep 6
Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" premieres in NYC 
Sep 6
Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow 
Sep 7
Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236 
Sep 8
98th US Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (46 64 64) 
Sep 8
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41G mission 
Sep 9
104th US Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3 6-4 6-1) 
Sep 9
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 10
Discovery returns to Kennedy Space Center via Altus AFB, Okla 
Sep 10
Sean O'Keefe (11) is youngest to cycle across US (24 days) 
Sep 12
Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident 
Sep 12
Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show 
Sep 12
Ethiopia forms socialist republic 
Sep 12
NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251 
Sep 13
STS 41-G launch vehicle moves to launch pad 
Sep 13
Simon Peres forms Israeli government with Likoed 
Sep 14
1st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host 
Sep 15
Morocco Showcase opens 
Sep 15
Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985 
Sep 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 16
"Miami Vice" premieres 
Sep 16
Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation 
Sep 16
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 17
Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner 
Sep 17
Dwight Gooden ties record of 32 strikeouts in consecutive games 
Sep 17
Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs 
Sep 17
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 18
Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic 
Sep 18
Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place) 
Sep 18
Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons 
Sep 19
Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997 
Sep 20
"Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV 
Sep 20
Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time 
Sep 20
Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23 
Sep 21
NASA launches Galaxy-C 
Sep 23
36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win 
Sep 23
Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic 
Sep 23
SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games 
Sep 23
Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues 
Sep 24
Cubs clinch NL East title 
Sep 24
Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights" 
Sep 25
"Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances 
Sep 25
1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented 
Sep 25
Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations 
Sep 25
NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s 
Sep 26
5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium 
Sep 26
Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit 
Sep 26
Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997 
Sep 26
Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University 
Sep 26
Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd 
Sep 26
President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa 
Sep 28
1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi) 
Sep 28
Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10 
Sep 29
"(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39 
Sep 29
"Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9 
Sep 29
"Drive" by Cars peaks at #3 
Sep 29
"Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66 
Sep 29
"Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1 
Sep 29
"Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75 
Sep 29
"Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17 
Sep 29
"When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14 
Sep 29
"Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84 
Sep 29
Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic 
Sep 30
California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game 
Sep 30
Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner 
Sep 30
Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), KC wins 10-6 
Sep 30
California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0 
Sep 30
NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg 
Oct 1
Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus 
Oct 1
Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball 
Oct 2
3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit 
Oct 2
In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0 
Oct 2
Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage 
Oct 4
US government closes down due to budget problems 
Oct 4
Detroit Tigers clinch AL East 
Oct 5
13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched 
Oct 6
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open 
Oct 7
Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant 
Oct 7
Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader 
Oct 8
18th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins 
Oct 9
Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space 
Oct 11
1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan) 
Oct 11
August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" premieres in NYC 
Oct 11
NASA launches space vehicle S-208 
Oct 11
VP candidates' debate - Geraldine Ferraro (D) & George H W Bush (R) 
Oct 12
IRA bombs hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die 
Oct 13
Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders 
Oct 13
John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million 
Oct 13
STS 41-G mission; lands at Kennedy Space Center 
Oct 14
"Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC after 24 performances 
Oct 14
Browns' Ozzie Newsome sets club records with 14 receptions for 191 yds 
Oct 14
Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series 
Oct 14
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open 
Oct 15
Central Intelligence Agency Information Act passes 
Oct 15
Centrum party expels 2nd Member of parliament Janmaat due to fraud 
Oct 16
Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl 
Oct 16
Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 17
Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield 
Oct 18
Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51A mission 
Oct 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 20
Cleveland Metroparks' Valley Parkway All Purpose Trails are completed 
Oct 20
Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals 
Oct 20
The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California. 
Oct 21
Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal 
Oct 21
Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ 
Oct 21
Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05 
Oct 22
NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires 
Oct 22
Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack 
Oct 23
Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young 
Oct 23
NBC airs BBC footage of Ethiopian famine 
Oct 23
STS 51-A launch vehicle moves to launch pad 
Oct 24
11 members of Colombo crime family arrested 
Oct 24
Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed 
Oct 25
"Give My Regards to Broad Street" premieres (Gotham Theater-NYC) 
Oct 25
Hepatitis virus is discovered 
Oct 25
King Boudouin opens Museum for Modern Art in Brussels 
Oct 25
Rangers beat Devils 11-2 
Oct 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 25
West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption 
Oct 26
Stephanie Fae Beauclair ("Baby Fae") gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days 
Oct 27
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Oct 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 27
Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing 
Oct 28
14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30 
Oct 28
15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53 
Oct 28
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament 
Oct 29
Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon 
Oct 30
Tigers reliever Willie Hernandez wins AL Cy Young Award 
Oct 31
Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London 
Oct 31
Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire 
Oct 31
Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi 
Nov 1
1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105 
Nov 1
Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC 
Nov 1
Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000 
Nov 1
Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4 
Nov 2
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Nov 2
Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962. 
Nov 3
3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India 
Nov 3
Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated 
Nov 4
Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
Nov 4
Nicaragua holds first free elections in 56 years; Sandinistas win 63% 
Nov 6
President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D) 
Nov 6
Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award 
Nov 7
STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds 
Nov 8
1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test 
Nov 8
Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit 
Nov 8
STS 51-A mission launches 
Nov 9
1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B 
Nov 9
Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Nov 9
Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43 
Nov 9
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed 
Nov 10
Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21 
Nov 10
Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40 
Nov 10
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood 
Nov 11
"Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances 
Nov 12
Paul McCartney releases "We All Stand Together" 
Nov 12
Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage 
Nov 13
David Levy finds his first comet 
Nov 13
Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award