What Happened on August 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57