Historical Events in August 1984

  • Aug 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 3 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 3 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

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Aug 4 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
  • Aug 4 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR

Music release#1 in the Charts

Aug 4 Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks

  • Aug 4 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 5 Lou Pinella Day at Yankee Stadium
  • Aug 5 Toronto's Cliff Johnson hits record 19th career pinch HR
  • Aug 6 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 7 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
  • Aug 8 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 8 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Aug 9 Daley Thompson of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in California
  • Aug 9 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

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Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

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Aug 11 During a 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
  • Aug 11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • Aug 11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame
  • Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 13 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
  • Aug 14 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
  • Aug 14 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • Aug 15 The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
  • Aug 16 Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened
  • Aug 16 LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • Aug 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
  • Aug 16 NASA launches Ampte

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Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 18 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 19 Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • Aug 22 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
  • Aug 22 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush
  • Aug 22 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

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 25 French airship capsizes
  • Aug 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 27 US President Ronald Reagan announces 'Teacher in Space' project
  • Aug 27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 27 War Against Indiscipline is launched by the Buhari regime in Nigeria
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 30 Sotheby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title