What Happened on August 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR

Famous Deaths

  • R Hagelstange, writer, dies
  • Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral haemorrhage at 58