On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer, dies at 58
  • Machito, Latin jazz musician & creator of Cubop 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
1984 Highlights

About April 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries