August 1984 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Aug 4 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
  • Aug 4 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
  • 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 7 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 7 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 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
  • Aug 8 Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Aug 9 Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
  • Aug 9 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • Aug 11 Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
  • Aug 11 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
  • Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio inducted into Hall of Fame
  • 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
  • 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 22 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • Aug 22 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
  • 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
  • Aug 25 French airship capsizes
  • Aug 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 26 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
  • Aug 27 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 30 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 8 Devon McTavish, American footballer
  • Aug 9 Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol
  • Aug 17 Garrett Wolfe, American professional footbal player
  • Aug 31 Ted Ligety, American alpine skier

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • Aug 5 R Hagelstange, writer, dies
  • Aug 8 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Aug 11 Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
  • Aug 11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 14 John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
  • Aug 17 Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • Aug 29 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)