On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
  • Karin Enke of East Germany wins her 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Games, winning the women's 1,000m in Olympic record 1:21.61; also wins 1,500m gold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan wins 15k event, the first of 2 gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 4 x 10k relay gold

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)