What Happened on August 11th, 1984

Day of Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

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Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
  • Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
  • Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
  • Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63