What Happened on August 22, 1984

Historical Events

  • Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced

Baseball Record

Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Republicans Renominate Ronald Reagan

Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush

  • 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
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Camp, English soccer goalkeeper (9 caps Northern Ireland; Nottingham Forest, QPR, Rotherham United, Birmingham City), born in Derby, England
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Whittenberg, American composer, dies at 57

About August 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: Careless Whisper - George Michael