What Happened on August 8, 1984

Historical Events

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

Olympic 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 Gold

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
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Devon McTavish, American footballer
  • Martrez Milner, American football player
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
  • Richard Deacon, American actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Mel Cooley"), dies of cardiovascular disease at 62

About August 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 24 days
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