What Happened on August 7, 1984

Historical Events

  • David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • Harmonica Frank [Floyd], American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player dies of lung cancer and diabetes complications at 75
  • Japan beats US, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
  • The US collects its first Olympic gold medal in women's basketball history with a 85-55 win over South Korea in the final at the LA Games

Famous Deaths

  • Esther Phillips, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
1984 Highlights

About August 7, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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