On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1984

Historical Events

Olympic Games

Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean famously dominate the ice dancing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; perform to Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" in free dance routine; record 9-of-9 perfect scores for artistic impression

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill
Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • Canadian speed skater Gaétan Boucher takes out the 1,000m gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 1,500m; narrowly beats Soviet skater Sergey Khlebnikov in both events

Famous Birthdays

  • Hamed Namouchi, French-Tunisian footballer, born in Cannes, France
  • Víkingur Ólafsson, Icelandic concert pianist, born in Reykjavík, Iceland

Famous Weddings

Elton John

British singer Elton John (36) marries Renate Blauel at Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia; divorce in 1988

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Famous Deaths

  • Elmer Keith, American firearms enthusiast and author (Guns & Ammo), dies at 84
1984 Highlights

About February 14, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius