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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US 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? 36 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo