What Happened on July 31, 1984

Historical Events

  • Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • US men's gymnastics team score emotional upset win over world champion Chinese team in the combined event to take the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed
1984 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103

About July 31, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When Doves Cry - Prince
  • UK #1 Song: Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood