What Happened on August 9, 1984

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 Brisco-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Saori Horii, Japanese gravure idol, born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1984

About August 9, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 20 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