On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1984

Historical Events

  • Famous Mary Decker-Zola Budd collision during 3,000m at the LA Olympics; Decker falls, Budd finishes 7th; Maricica Puică of Romania wins
  • Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
  • Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events

OlympicsOlympic Gold

The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyrille Aimée, French jazz singer (Let's Get Lost), born in Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau
  • Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino TV host
1984 Highlights

About August 10, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo