On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1984

Historical Events

  • East German figure skater Katarina Witt wins first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins gold in Calgary (1988)
  • Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 20k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; sweeps all 3 individual events, also winning 5k and 10k events
  • Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen wins first of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the Large Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • Revised concordat between Italy & Vatican signed

Famous Birthdays

  • Buddy Nielsen, American singer (Senses Fail), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
1984 Highlights

About February 18, 1984

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius