in no particular order:
Dominance in sprinting by Michael Johnson in 1996. This fellow Texan made his hometown of Dallas proud!
Flo Jo. Just a fun name to say.
The 1984 Men’s Gymnastic team gold medal. A few weeks later I met the team members when they toured the Irving Mall (Irving, TX).
The 1984 basketball team, which was the last college team to win a gold in basketball, before the pros started competing. My favorite player at the time, John Koncak of SMU, was on that team. A young guy named Michael Jordan was pretty good, too (you may have heard of him).
By far, the 1984 Olympics in Los Angelas made the most impression to me. I was nine years old, and had never seen the Olympics (the US boycotted the 1980 games in Moscow). It’s fun 28 years later seeing my 8 and 10 year old boys discover the Olympics.