On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • 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