On This Day

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

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

1984 Highlights

About August 6, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo