On This Day

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

Presidential Convention

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Whittenberg, American composer, dies at 57
1984 Highlights

About August 22, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo