On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 88th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith wins men's event in 2:10:34; Lorraine Moller of New Zealand women's champion in 2:29:28
  • Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"

Famous Birthdays

  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
  • Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York