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
Born in 1984

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

About April 18, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

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