On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Holt, American football player

Famous Deaths

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