Events in Sport in August 1984

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title