What Happened on August 6, 1984

Historical Events

  • 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • After Americans Roger Kingdom & Greg Foster both equal the Olympic record in 110m hurdles semi's in Los Angeles, Kingdom beats Foster in the final in a new Games record 13.20 seconds

Olympic Gold

American athlete Carl Lewis wins long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics

1984 History

About August 6, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood