On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Future 5-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts of New Zealand wins the Finn Class sailing gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Milwaukee 10-game losing streak ends
  • Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Devon McTavish, American footballer
  • Martrez Milner, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies of Cardiovascular disease at 62
1984 Highlights

About August 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo