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

PGA 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


Famous Birthdays

  • Olga Rei, Russian television personality

Famous Weddings

Frances McDormand

American filmmaker Joel Coen (29) marries American actress Frances McDormand (26)

Famous Deaths

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

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye, American soul singer-songwriter ("It Takes Two"; What's Going On"; "Let's Get It On"), shot to death by his father Marvin Gay, Sr., during a domestic dispute in Los Angeles at 44


1984 Highlights

About April 1, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries