What Happened on May 8, 1984

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Sports History

Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

  • Thames Barrier to stop flooding in London officially completed
  • The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics in retaliation for the American boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Compston, Scottish actor (Line of Duty), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Nadine Chandrawinata, Indonesian actress, producer and model (2006 Miss Universe Pageant)
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)

About May 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hello - Lionel Richie
  • UK #1 Song: The Reflex - Duran Duran