What Happened on August 4th, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
  • Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
  • Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • Walter Burke, actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema