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

Olympic 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

1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyrille Aimée, French jazz singer ("Let's Get Lost"), born in Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau
  • Fridolijn, Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mariel Rodriguez [Maria Padilla], Filipina-American TV host, born in the Philippines
  • Ryan Eggold, American actor (New Amsterdam), born in Lakewood, California
Born in 1984

About August 10, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood