August 11, 1984 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging team mate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500

Birthdays in Sport

  • Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67