What Happened on August 9, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
  • STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
  • Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol