Today in History for 11th August 1984

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 6

- 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
- Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds
- Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform
- During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
- Men's choir Maranatha Netherlands forms
- USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

- Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant
- Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
- Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

- Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
- Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player (b. 1916)
- Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63

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