On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1984

Historical Events

  • 14th Easter Seal Telethon raises $24,600,000
  • 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC goes back-to-back; beats Tennessee, 72-61; Cheryl Miller 2nd consecutive MOP award
  • 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 24-year old Fred Couples finishes at 277 (-11), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lee Trevino

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples

Famous Birthdays

  • Olga Rei, Russian television personality

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Filmmaker Joel Coel marries actress Frances McDormand

Famous Deaths

  • Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), dies at 76

Person of interestMarvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye, American singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

1984 Highlights

About April 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries