What Happened on August 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American athlete Carl Lewis wins the 100m in 9.9 seconds in Los Angeles, first of 9 Olympic gold medals over 3 Games

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Americans Al Joyner and Mike Conley take the gold and silver medals in the men's triple jump at the Los Angeles Olympics

Music release#1 in the Charts

Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks

  • Republic of Upper Volta becomes Burkina Faso (National Day)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • Walter Burke, American actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema