Events in year of 1984

  • 01-01Brunei becomes independent of the UK
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from 75 cents to 90 cents
  • 01-02Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 01-02Riot in Tunis kills over 100
  • 01-03Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
  • 01-04"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
  • 01-04Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • 01-05Adrian Dantly (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
  • 01-06Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
  • 01-08NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • 01-08Washington Capitals Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Philadelphia 7-1
  • 01-09Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 01-09EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
  • 01-09John Lennon releases "Nobody Told Me"
  • 01-10Argentine ex-President / general Bignone arrested
  • 01-10Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
  • 01-10Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame
  • 01-10US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
  • 01-11Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 01-11STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 01-13TV anchor Christine Craft wins $325,000 in her case against KMBC-TV
  • 01-14Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
  • 01-1611th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
  • 01-16Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
  • 01-17Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
  • 01-1880th Islander and 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll and Bossy) 9-1 win
  • 01-19California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
  • 01-19Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • 01-20US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • 01-21US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

People born in year of 1984

  • 02-06Brandon Hammond: Actor (Grgory Hines Show)
  • 03-27Emily Ann Lloyd: Actress (Sarah Kramer-Something So Right)
  • 03-27J P Steur: Actor (Grace Under Fire)
  • 04-10Zoe: Melbourne, Victoria -- 1st frozen-embryo child
  • 04-21Ashley Peldon: Staten Island, New York -- Actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived)
  • 06-19Emil Coleman: Orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Party)
  • 07-19Holly Roffey: England, United Kingdom -- Youngest heart transplant
  • 09-15Henry Charles Albert David: Prince of Wales, 3rd in British succession

People died in year of 1984

  • 01-09Wolfgang Staudte: German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • 01-10Suvanna Phuma: Premier of Laos, dies at 82
  • 01-11Fritz Geissler: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-11Jack La Rue: TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
  • 01-14Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus: Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • 01-14Paul Ben Haim: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-14Ray Kroc: Founder of MacDonalds / owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
  • 01-18Malcolm H Kerr: 9th President of American University of Beirut, shot dead
  • 01-20Johnny Weissmuller: US swimmer (1924, 28 Olympics - 5 Gold Medals), dies at 79
  • 01-21Jackie Wilson: US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
  • 01-23Samuel Gardner: Composer, dies at 92
  • 01-27Lou Crosby: TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 01-28John Macvane: Newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • 01-29Frances Goodrich: (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
  • 02-03Anne Townsend: Lacrosse / tennis / field hockey star
  • 02-03Ravindara Mhatrem: Indian diplomat, killed in England
  • 02-07Brooks West: Actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • 02-09Balasaraswathi: Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
  • 02-09Yuri Andropov: General Secretary of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69
  • 02-12Julio Cort zar: Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • 02-15Avon Long: Dancer / actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
  • 02-15Ethel Merman: Singer / actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • 02-15Leamon Hunt: US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
  • 02-16Ken Williams: TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • 02-17Lucille Benson: Actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
  • 02-19Ina Ray Hutton: Orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
  • 02-20Fikret Dzhamil Amirov: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-21Michail A Sholochov: Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965)
  • 02-22David: Spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
  • 02-24Uwe Johnson: Writer, dies at 59

Events in year of 1985

  • 01-01International Youth Year begins
  • 01-01VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • 01-0290th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 01-02Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • 01-02Egyptian President Mubarak reappoints Coptic Pope Shenuda III
  • 01-02Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 01-02Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • 01-03Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • 01-03Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 01-05Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
  • 01-05Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 01-07"King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 01-07KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 01-09Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 01-10Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua
  • 01-1323rd Tennis Federation Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 01-1399-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 01-13Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 01-13Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,1000,000
  • 01-13Express train derails in Ethiopia, kills at least 428
  • 01-1416 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
  • 01-14M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
  • 01-15Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery and Fred Chapell
  • 01-15Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected President
  • 01-15Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years
  • 01-16"Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • 01-17Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (vs. England)
  • 01-18US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • 01-19"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • 01-194 die in a car and train crash in Buda, Illinois

People born in year of 1985

  • 01-28Athina Onassis: Daughter of Christina
  • 01-31Andrew Giuliani: Son of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002)
  • 02-07Tina Majorino: Actress (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • 02-14Jacob Parker: Actor (Evening Shade)
  • 04-22Lauri Hendler: Fort Belvoir, Virginia -- Actress (Julie-Gimme a Break)
  • 05-21Frustaci Septuplets: California, United States -- Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
  • 10-25Maximillian Roeg: Actor (Aria)
  • 11-10David Lee Rohr, Jr.: Transplant donor
  • 12-15Sheeba Reiter: Florida, United States -- Illegitimate Daughter of Jackie Mason
  • 12-26Steven Hartman: Westlake, California -- Actor (Rick Forrester - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 12-29Alexa Ray Joel: Daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley

People died in year of 1985

  • 01-03Lucien Cailliet: Composer, dies at 93
  • 01-04Brian Gwynne Horrocks: English Lieutenant General (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • 01-06Robert H W Welch, Jr.: US founder / leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • 01-07Johnny Guarnieri: Jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 01-14Jetta Goudal: French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • 01-18Mahmoud Taha: Sudanese Moslem leader, hanged at 76
  • 01-20Jo Juda: Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • 01-21Barbara Cowsill: Rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
  • 01-26James Cameron: Journalist
  • 01-30Ken Mayers: Actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • 02-06Charles Briggs: Actor (13 Frightened Girls, Captain Newman), dies at 53
  • 02-06Dandy Nichols: Actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • 02-07Albert Dondeyne: Belgian philosopher / theologist, dies at 83
  • 02-08Marvin Miller: Actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
  • 02-08Tom Greenway: Actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 02-11Heinz Eric Roemheld: Composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 02-11Henry Hathaway: Actor / director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • 02-11Ulysses Sipmson Kay: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-12Nicholas Colssanto: Actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
  • 02-16Larry Ward: Actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
  • 02-17Wanda Perry: Actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
  • 02-18Willy Alberti [Carel Verbruggen]: Dutch singer, dies at 58
  • 02-19Elizabeth Julesberg: Author (Dick & Jane)
  • 02-19George Holmes: Actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • 02-20Clarence Nash: Voice (Donald Duck), dies at 80 of leukemia in California
  • 02-21Eric Herfst: Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
  • 02-21Ina Claire: Actress / comedienne (3 Broadway Girls), dies of a stroke at 89
  • 02-21Louis Hayward: Actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 02-22Alexander Scourby: Actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • 02-22Efrem A Zimbalist: Russian / US Composer / violinist, dies at 95