What Happened on August 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Devon McTavish, American footballer
  • Martrez Milner, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley in Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62