What Happened on April 15, 1984

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

48th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Crenshaw wins the first of his 2 green jackets, 2 strokes ahead of 1977 & 1981 champion Tom Watson

  • Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • Galt MacDermot and William Dumaresq's musical "The Human Comedy", based on the novel by William Saroyan, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Kasica, American rock guitarist (Skillet), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer, dies at 58
  • Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cu-bop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), dies following a stroke at 76
  • Tommy Cooper, British comedian & magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • William Empson, English poet & critic (Milton's God), dies at 77

About April 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

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