On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nadine Chandrawinata, 2006 Miss Universe Pageant (Indonesia)

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)
1984 Highlights

About May 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 37 years and 7 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus