What Happened on February 12, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
  • Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
  • West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, born in Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Peter Vanderkaay, US mid-distance swimmer, born in Royal Oak, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Anderson [possibly born Franziska Schanzkowska], best-known of several imposters claiming to be Grand Duchess Anastasia, dies still maintaining her fraudulent claim at 87
  • Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • Julio Cort├ízar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), dies at 69