On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1984

Historical Events

  • Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
  • Space Shuttle Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force Base

Famous Birthdays

  • America Ferrera, American actress (Ugly Betty), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross), dies at 79
  • Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • John Lee Mahin, American screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
1984 Highlights

About April 18, 1984

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries