The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s swimming 200m backstroke event was won by Jolanda de Rover from the Netherlands. USA Amy White won Silver and Romania Anca Patrascoiu won Bronze.
DOG ASIDE: Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston and Los Angeles. On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Islamic Jihad shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims…Details
DOG ASIDE: In the winter of 1964, Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island where he would spend 18 of his 27 prison years. Confined to a small cell, the floor his bed, a bucket for a toilet, he was forced to do hard labor in a quarry. He was allowed one visitor a year for…Details
DOG ASIDE: The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (WSSC) are the world championships for the sport of synchronized skating. Held since 2000….the World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union…..and attracts the most elite senior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world to compete for the World Championship. These competitions have…Details
DOG ASIDE: The 1966 Dallas Cowboy season was the seventh for the franchise in the National Football League….led by future Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry to a 10–3–1 record…..qualifying for the NFL post-season for the second time in franchise history….. by winning the NFL Eastern Conference title….before losing the NFL Championship Game to the eventual…Details
DOG ASIDE: Synchronized swimming was introduced as a sport in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..and Bone Daddy was there to see the inaugural competition. The sport is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics….consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, trios, combos, or teams)….performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water….accompanied by music.…Details
DOG ASIDE: Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete….who won gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987….Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times…..which means he…Details
DOG ASIDE: Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937) is an American stock trader who is notable for his prominent role in a Wall Street insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States in the mid-1980’s. If I’m not correct….wasn’t the John Connally and Ben Barnes S & L scandal in the lone star…Details