What Happened on April 15, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 48th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
  • Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet
  • Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • Rodney Carney, NBA athlete

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • Machito [Francisco "Frank" Grillo], Latin jazz musician and creator of Cubop and salsa music (Afro-Cubans), dies following a stroke at 72 or 75
  • Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), dies at 77