On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges
  • Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
  • NASA launches Ampte
  • Sunken liner Andrea Doria's safe opened

Famous Deaths

  • György Kósa, Hungarian composer, dies at 87