1984 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles 30 years ago tonight (July 28 1984)

Video: '1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony'

(Saturday, July 28, 1984) — The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, opened tonight at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as 93,000 people looked on and cheered Rafer Johnson, an Olympic decathlon gold medalist and this year’s the final torchbearer.

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