Today in History for 4th August 1984

Day of Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 4 of 4

- Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
- Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
- Prince's "Purple Rain" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
- Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 4

- Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
- Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
- Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
- Walter Burke, actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema

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