On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1984

Historical Events

  • AIDS-virus identified as HTLV-III (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess grandmaster (Women's World Chess Champion 2008-10), born in Perm, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • (William) "Red" Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Guus Oster, Dutch actor & director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington), and composer ("Caravan"; "Perdido"), dies at 84
1984 Highlights

About April 23, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus