What Happened on February 16, 1984

Historical Events

Olympic Gold

3-time men's figure skating world champion Scott Hamilton of the US wins the gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics from Brian Orser of Canada and Jozef Sabovčík of Czechoslovakia

  • Bill Johnson becomes first American to win an Olympic downhill skiing gold at the Sarajevo Games; beats Swiss Peter Müller by 0.27s
  • Canadian speed skater Gaétan Boucher takes out the 1,500m at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, his second gold medal of the Games; also wins the 1,000m
  • NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan takes his 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 15k gold
  • Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 2nd career gold medal in 4 x 10k relay at Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 4 career gold; 15k Lake Placid (1980), 50k Sarajevo, relay Calgary (1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
1984 Highlights

About February 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
  • UK #1 Song: Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood