On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1984

Historical Events


OlympicsOlympic 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

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • 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? 37 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius