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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1983 AD


January 1: Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
January 1: PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
January 1: World Communications Year begins
January 2: "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 2,377 performances
January 2: Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
January 2: Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
January 2: Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
January 2: "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 767 performances
January 3: Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
January 4: U.S. Football League holds its 1st player draft
January 7: Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
January 7: Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala
January 9: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
January 10: NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring New York Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
January 11: Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 3rd time
January 12: Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
January 12: NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
January 13: AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
January 13: Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
January 15: Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
January 15: Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
January 15: Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand vs. India
January 15: Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
January 17: 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
January 17: Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
January 17: Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
January 18: IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
January 19: Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
January 21: Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
January 21: Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for U.S. military aid
January 22: 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
January 22: Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 and win 113-96
January 23: "A-Team" with Mr. T premieres on NBC
January 23: Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
January 23: Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
January 23: In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
January 23: Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
January 23: Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
January 24: Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
January 25: China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
January 25: Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
January 25: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
January 26: Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
January 27: World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
January 29: 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win
January 29: "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
January 30: Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
January 30: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
January 30: Superbowl XVII: Washington Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB


February 1: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
February 2: Chicago Absp Joseph L. Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
February 2: Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
February 3: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
February 4: Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
February 4: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
February 5: Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
February 6: 13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
February 6: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 7: Elizabeth Dole, 1st female secretary of transportation, is sworn-in
February 8: 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at New York Islander
February 8: Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
February 8: Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
February 8: Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
February 8: Tina Howe's "Painting Churches," premieres in New York City
February 8: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
February 9: Belgium buys 44 F-16s
February 10: Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral U.K. nuclear disarmament
February 11: 4th largest snowfall in New York City history (18"(46 cm))
February 11: "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
February 13: 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
February 13: Australia beats New Zealand 2-0 to win World Series Cup
February 13: E Bernstein, Levinson and Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in New York City
February 13: "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 199 performances
February 13: World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
February 17: Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
February 17: Netherlands adopts constitution
February 17: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 18: NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
February 19: Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
February 19: Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 400 m free style swimming record
February 20: Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
February 20: Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
February 21: Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 minutes 7.1 seconds
February 21: NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
February 22: Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
February 22: Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
February 22: Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 1500m free style swimming record
February 23: 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins
February 23: USFL New Jersey Generals sign Heisman winner Herschel Walker (3 years-$5 mil)
February 24: Dow Jones closes above 1100 mark for 1st time
February 24: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
February 26: Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks
February 27: Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
February 27: Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament


March 1: Tamara McKinney becomes 1st U.S. woman skier to win the World Cup
March 1: Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
March 2: Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips and Sony introduced
March 2: Final episode of M*A*S*H; 125,000,000 viewers
March 2: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
March 5: Bob Hawke (Labour) defeats Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (Cons)
March 5: NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
March 6: Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
March 6: Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU wins West German parliament elections
March 6: "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 505 performances
March 6: U.S. Football League begins its 1st season
March 7: TNN, The Nashville Network, begins on Cable TV
March 8: House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with U.S.S.R.
March 8: IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
March 8: President Reagan calls the U.S.S.R. an "Evil Empire"
March 9: Caryl Churchill's "Fen," premieres in London
March 9: Zimbabwe opposition leader Joshua Nkomo flees to Botswana
March 10: Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
March 11: Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill and Dean (GRB)
March 11: Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova and Vasiliev (URS)
March 11: Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
March 11: Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 12: Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
March 13: 1st USFL overtime game-Birmingham Stallions beat Oakld Invaders 20-14
March 13: "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 770 performances
March 14: OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
March 15: Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
March 16: Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
March 17: 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
March 17: 9th People's Choice Awards
March 20: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 21: Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled
March 22: Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president
March 23: U.S. president Ronald Reagan introduces "Star Wars" missile defense plan (SDI)
March 25: Christa Rothenburger skates world record 500 m ladies (39.69 sec)
March 25: Pavel Pegov skates world record 1000m (1:12.58)
March 26: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 27: 13th Easter Seal Telethon
March 27: Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
March 27: Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," premieres in New York City
March 30: Ray Cooney's "Run for your Wives," premieres in London
March 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 31: Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
March 31: Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother," premieres in New York City


April 1: Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England
April 1: New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
April 3: 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
April 3: 2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South California beats LA Tech 69-67
April 4: 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52
April 4: 6th space shuttle mission, Challenger 1 launched
April 5: France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
April 5: New York Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
April 6: Caps 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Semifinals- Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 7: Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
April 7: Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
April 7: STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
April 7: WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
April 9: 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
April 9: Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
April 10: Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
April 10: Caps 3-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Isles win series 3-2
April 10: Hennie Kuiper (Netherlands) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
April 10: Jordan king Hussein ceases negotiations with PLO
April 10: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
April 11: 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: Inchon! wins
April 11: 47th Golf Masters Championship: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280
April 11: 55th Academy Awards - "Gandhi," Ben Kingsley and Meryl Streep win
April 11: NASA launches RCA-F
April 12: Harold Washington becomes Chicago's 1st black mayor
April 12: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 13: Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago
April 13: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 13: Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
April 14: Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger
April 14: President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue
April 14: Rangers 1-Isles 4-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 15: Rangers 0-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
April 15: Tokyo Disneyland opens
April 16: Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games
April 17: 1st National Coin Week begins
April 17: Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
April 17: In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters
April 17: India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
April 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 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game
April 17: Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic
April 17: Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
April 18: 12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43
April 18: 87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00
April 18: Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"
April 18: KMO-AM in Tacoma Washington changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
April 18: Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "Color Purple"
April 18: Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2
April 18: Suicide bomber kills 63, at U.S. Embassy in Lebanon
April 19: France performs nuclear test
April 20: President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security
April 20: Rangers 2-Isles 7-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 3-2 lead
April 20: Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock
April 21: 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom
April 21: Soyuz T-8 is launched
April 22: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 22: Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2
April 22: Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
April 22: Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
April 22: Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
April 23: David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* vs. Sri Lanka
April 24: Austrian socialist party loses parliamentary election
April 24: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
April 24: "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 73 performances
April 25: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
April 25: "Nightline" expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour
April 25: Portugal's Soares' Partido Socialista wins parliamentary election
April 25: Yuri Andropov invites U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith to U.S.S.R.
April 26: Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 26: Dow Jones Industrial Avg breaks 1,200 for 1st time
April 26: San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
April 27: Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
April 28: Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
April 28: Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1
April 28: NASA launches Geos-F
April 29: Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
April 30: Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead


May 1: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
May 1: "My One and Only" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 767 performances
May 1: Nolan Ryan surpasses Walter Johnson for most strikeouts (3,508)
May 2: 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
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: U.S. 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: U.S. 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 and Willie Nelson
May 10: "Laverne and 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: Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
May 11: Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
May 11: "Dance a Little Closer" opens and closes at Minskoff Theater New York City
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: 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 14: "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby hits #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 17: Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
May 17: Stanley Cup: New York 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
May 19: Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington D.C.
May 20: Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
May 20: Michael Dokes and 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: 109th Preakness: Donald Miller, Jr. on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
May 21: "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
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 home run
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: 1st 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) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park home runs
May 25: "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars 3) released
May 26: 29th Walker Cup: U.S., 13 -10
May 26: Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
May 26: Los Angeles Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
May 26: NASA launches Exosat
May 26: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 27: Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
May 28: Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens
May 28: "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
May 29: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 29: Yuri Dumchev of U.S.S.R. throws discus a record 71.86 m
May 30: AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
May 30: Surrey all out for 14 vs. Essex, their lowest score ever
May 31: 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games


June 2: 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany
June 2: Toilet catches fire on Air Canada's DC-9, 23 die at Cincinnati
June 4: 53rd French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (61 62)
June 5: 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy and Cats win
June 5: 53rd French Mens Tennis: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (62 75 76)
June 5: Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
June 6: 17th Music City News Country Awards: Marty Robbins and Roy Acuff
June 6: Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
June 6: Emmy 10th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 4th time
June 6: Li Xiannian becomes president/Deng Xiaoping supreme commander of China PR
June 6: Nicaragua expels 3 U.S. diplomats
June 6: Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
June 7: Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
June 8: Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
June 8: Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
June 8: "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres
June 9: 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
June 9: Margaret Thatchers Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
June 9: Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, vs. Australia
June 11: 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
June 11: "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes peaks at #8
June 11: Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
June 11: "Cool Places" by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin peaks at #49
June 11: Don Genalo needs just 3 of 5 pins to win Southern California Open bowling tournament, miscalculates his score and intentionally gutters his ball
June 11: "Faithfully" by Journey peaks at #12
June 11: "My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5
June 11: "Theme From Doctor Detroit" by Devo peaks at #59
June 11: "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
June 11: Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
June 12: 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
June 12: Comet C/1983 (Sugano-Saigusa-Fujikawa) approaches 0.0628 AUs of Earth
June 12: Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match vs. Australia
June 13: Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
June 14: 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
June 15: Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
June 15: Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
June 16: Charlos Vieira completes 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
June 16: European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10
June 16: Pope John Paul II visits Poland
June 16: Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
June 16: U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president
June 18: 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st U.S. woman
June 18: IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in New York City
June 18: "Pump Boys and Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 573 performances
June 19: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 19: "Octopussy" premieres in US
June 20: 83rd U.S. Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
June 20: New York Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
June 21: Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 21: Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
June 22: 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit, by Space Shuttle
June 22: "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
June 22: NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
June 23: Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
June 23: U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
June 24: 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB
June 24: Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
June 25: "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 1568 performances
June 25: India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
June 25: Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
June 26: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 26: "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 73 performances
June 27: Highest price paid for painting by a living artist 960,200 pounds - Miro
June 27: Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
June 27: NASA launches space vehicle S-205
June 27: Soyuz T-9 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station
June 28: Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
June 28: NASA launches Galaxy-A
June 29: Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
June 29: Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB


July 1: Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
July 2: 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
July 3: 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
July 3: 97th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (62 62 62)
July 3: Calvin Smith of U.S. becomes fastest man alive (9.93 for 100m)
July 3: Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
July 4: New York Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
July 5: France invades Algeria
July 5: New Jersey Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
July 5: Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death in Roanoke, Virginia
July 6: 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
July 6: Fred Lynn of Angels hits All Star game 1st grand slam (AL wins 13-3)
July 6: Supreme Court rules retirement plans can't pay women less
July 7: 11 year old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for U.S.S.R.
July 8: Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title
July 11: Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of New Zealand, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
July 12: Chad government troops reconquer Abeche
July 15: 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
July 15: Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
July 16: 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
July 17: 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
July 17: 1st USFL championship, Michigan Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22
July 17: Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
July 18: Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
July 20: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 21: Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
July 21: Storm cuts short free Diana Ross concert in New York's Central Park
July 21: U.S. announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
July 22: -128.6 degrees F (-89.2 degrees C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
July 22: Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
July 22: Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
July 22: Poland's Prime Minister Januzelski lifts martial law
July 24: 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Germany in Zurich, Switzerland (2-1)
July 24: Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
July 24: "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 41 performances
July 24: Pine Tar Game: Brett's home run disallowed against Yankees (overturned)
July 24: Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
July 25: 1st non-human primate, baboon, conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
July 25: Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
July 26: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
July 26: Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
July 26: Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
July 27: 104 degrees F (40.3 degrees C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
July 27: Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
July 28: AL President Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision and allows
July 28: George Brett's 2 run home run against Yankees on July 24 (pine tar game)
July 28: NASA launches Telstar-3A
July 28: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 29: "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
July 29: Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
July 30: Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, California
July 30: Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of U.S.S.R. jerks a record 261 kg
July 31: 38th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
July 31: B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
July 31: Dutch July avg temp is 20.1 degrees C; warmest July since 1852


August 1: New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
August 2: STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
August 2: U.S. District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
August 3: John Sain of South Bend, Indiana builds 3.91 m house of cards
August 3: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 4: Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
August 4: France performs nuclear test
August 4: Revolution in Burkina
August 4: While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
August 6: Minnesota Vikings beat St. Louis Cardinals 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
August 6: Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
August 7: 1st World Track and Field Championships
August 7: 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
August 7: Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
August 7: Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
August 7: "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 199 performances
August 7: Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 7: Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
August 8: Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt was deposed as president of Guatemela
August 8: Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
August 8: Military coup in Guatemala, President Rios Montt flees
August 12: General Manuel A Noriega becomes commander of Panamanian army
August 14: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 14: Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon 2:10:03
August 15: Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
August 16: Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
August 17: Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas
August 18: Hurricane Alicia battered Houston and Galveston, Texas
August 18: Royals defeat Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
August 18: Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
August 18: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 19: Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
August 19: LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 years for counterfeiting
August 21: 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
August 21: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
August 21: "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 1761 performances
August 24: Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
August 25: Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
August 25: U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign $10 billion grain pact
August 27: Haiti adopts constitution
August 27: U.S. performs nuclear test
August 28: Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
August 28: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
August 28: Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
August 28: "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
August 28: Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
August 30: 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
August 30: Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
August 30: Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
August 30: WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
August 31: Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz


September 1: Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet
September 1: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 1: WGH-AM in Newport News Virginia changes call letters to WNSY
September 2: Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
September 4: 83rd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
September 4: Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
September 4: "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale New York City after 747 performances
September 4: Scott Michael Pellaton sets barefoot waterski speed rec (119.36 mph)
September 5: 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB
September 5: Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph
September 5: Jerry Lewis' 18th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,691,627
September 5: Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 6: U.S.S.R. admits to shooting down KAL 007 on 9/2
September 7: Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)
September 8: NASA launches RCA-6
September 9: Challenger returns to Kennedy Space Center via Sheppard AFB, Texas
September 9: Radio Shack announces their color computer 2 (Coco2)
September 9: Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
September 10: 97th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris Evert L Mills (61 63)
September 10: Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
September 11: 103rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 67 75 60)
September 11: Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
September 11: Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
September 11: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
September 11: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 12: Albert Rizzo trod water at sea for 108 hours 9 minutes
September 12: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 12: Security guard Victor Gerena robs West Hartford company of $7 million
September 12: U.S.S.R. vetoes United Nations resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane
September 13: Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save
September 13: Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 13: Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season
September 13: Steve O'Shaughnessy scores 100 in 35 minutes, Lancs vs. Leics
September 13: U.S. Mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
September 14: U.S. House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
September 15: Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting New York City subway
September 15: Israel premier Begin resigns
September 16: Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a U.S. citizen
September 17: Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship,
September 17: Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
September 18: George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
September 18: Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 18: Lebanese and Syrian army battle
September 18: New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
September 19: St. Kitts and Nevis declares independence from U.K.
September 20: 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
September 20: Cryptographic Communications System and Method (RSA) patented
September 21: 11 killed in anti Marcos demonstrations in Manila
September 21: David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," premieres in London
September 21: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 22: Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)
September 22: NASA launches Galaxy-B
September 22: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 22: Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
September 23: Argentina military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
September 23: Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
September 23: Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
September 23: Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio
September 23: Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
September 24: Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in season
September 24: Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, vs. India Jullundur
September 24: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 25: 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
September 25: Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
September 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 26: Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
September 26: Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
September 26: Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
September 26: Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
September 26: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
September 26: St. Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
September 27: South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
September 27: Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
September 28: STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
September 29: 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
September 29: "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
September 29: Airport of Beirut reopens
September 29: Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
September 29: Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0


October 1: Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America
October 2: Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
October 2: Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
October 2: Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
October 3: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Say, Say, Say" in the United Kingdom
October 4: Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
October 5: Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
October 6: Buffalo Bill quarterback Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
October 6: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 6: Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
October 6: New York Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
October 6: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 8: 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
October 8: Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7
October 9: 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
October 10: 17th Country Music Association Award: Alabama wins
October 10: Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM
October 10: Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
October 11: Last hand-cranked telephones U.S. went out of service as 440 telephone customers in Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched over to direct-dial
October 14: Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
October 14: U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sergeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut
October 15: Black Hawks and Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
October 15: Columbia beats Yale 21-18 in football, will lose next 44 games
October 15: U.S. Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport
October 16: 25th Ryder Cup: U.S., 14 -13 at PGA National Golf Club Florida
October 16: Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
October 16: "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 362 performances
October 17: Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
October 17: STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem
October 19: Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
October 19: Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
October 19: Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
October 19: Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday
October 20: IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
October 21: Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
October 23: 13th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
October 23: 14th New York City Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
October 23: 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
October 23: Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. personnel in Beirut
October 25: U.S. invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (U.S. Wins!)
October 26: Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
October 26: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 29: Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns
October 31: Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
October 31: Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia


November 2: Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
November 2: President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L. King day
November 3: Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
November 3: Nashville Network begins on cable TV
November 4: Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
November 4: Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
November 5: New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 seconds of 3rd period
November 5: Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
November 6: Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
November 6: Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
November 6: Tor Bay Buccaneers James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
November 6: Turkey Turgut zals Moederland party wins elections
November 7: Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
November 7: Bomb explodes in U.S. Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
November 8: Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
November 8: STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
November 8: W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
November 9: Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
November 9: Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
November 10: "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 83 performances
November 10: Federal government shut down
November 11: 1st U.S. cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
November 11: President Reagan became 1st U.S. President to address Japan's legislature
November 11: Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, vs. Pakistan at WACA
November 12: 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
November 12: New Jersey Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
November 13: Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 14: 1st cruise missile placed, Greenham Common, England
November 15: 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
November 15: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
November 16: Kapil Dev takes 9-83 vs. WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
November 17: Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
November 17: "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 187 performances
November 17: Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
November 19: Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"
November 20: 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After," about nuclear war
November 20: Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
November 20: "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff New York City for 16 performances
November 20: New York Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
November 21: "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 104 performances
November 21: New York Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
November 23: Soyuz T-9 lands
November 23: U.S.S.R. leave weapon disarmament talks
November 24: PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese
November 24: Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI vs. India Bombay
November 25: Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
November 25: Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
November 25: Syria and Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
November 25: World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
November 26: Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
November 27: 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
November 27: Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 185
November 27: Desmond Haynes out handled the ball vs. India
November 28: 9th Space Shuttle Mission Columbia 6 is launched
November 29: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 30: 6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
November 30: Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
November 30: Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
November 30: Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
November 30: Raul Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
November 30: Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in New York City


December 1: Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury
December 3: 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
December 3: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 3: "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff New York City after 16 performances
December 4: "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 83 performances
December 4: "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 241 performances
December 4: David Shire and R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby," premieres in New York City
December 4: New Jersey Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
December 4: U.S. jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
December 5: 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
December 5: Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
December 6: A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
December 7: 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
December 7: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
December 8: 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards AFB
December 8: Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center
December 9: Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "because food is free and that's easier than paying for it"
December 9: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 10: 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
December 10: Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
December 10: Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat New York Jets 34-7
December 10: Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
December 11: 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
December 11: 72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)
December 11: Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 12: A truck bomb explodes at U.S. Embassy in Kuwait
December 13: 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
December 13: British Airways incorporates
December 13: Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers
December 13: KYA-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KOIT
December 13: Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky's 1st female governor
December 14: "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 5 performances
December 15: 3 Kansas City Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
December 15: Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
December 15: Last 80 U.S. combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
December 15: Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic," premieres in New York City
December 16: Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding
December 16: Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time
December 17: Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured
December 17: Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die
December 17: "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 5 performances
December 18: NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
December 20: El Salvador adopts constitution
December 20: Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
December 20: New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
December 20: PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
December 21: Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
December 21: Musical "Tap Dance Kid" with H Battle premieres in New York City
December 21: NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
December 21: NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
December 21: "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 669 performances
December 22: Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
December 22: Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
December 23: Journal Science publishes 1st report on nuclear winter
December 25: 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
December 26: Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, vs. Pakistan MCG
December 26: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 27: Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
December 27: Propane gas fire devastated 16 blocks of Buffalo
December 28: 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
December 28: Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
December 28: U.S. say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
December 28: Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
December 29: Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* vs. WI
December 29: Graeme Yallop completes 268 vs. Pakistan at cricket MCG
December 29: U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO
December 31: Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
December 31: Jose Happart installed as mayor of Voeren Belgium
December 31: Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup
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