On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1984

Historical Events

  • 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
  • Mary Lou Retton scores 10 for final vault to win the individual all-round competition in Los Angeles and become first American woman to win an Olympic gymnastics medal
  • Mexicans Ernesto Canto and Raúl González take the gold and silver medals in the 20k walk at the Los Angeles Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Kimmel, American actress and beauty queen, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jon Foster, American actor (Stay Alive), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

  • Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Yasin Avci, Danish footballer, born in Tire, Turkey

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
1984 Highlights

About August 3, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo