On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1984

Historical Events

  • Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens

Historic Event

President Reagan visits China

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Mija Martina, Bosnian singer (Eurovision 2019 - "Ne Brini"), born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ryan O'Donohue, American actor (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back), born in Pomona, California

Famous Deaths

  • (William) "Count" Basie, jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader ("One O'Clock Jump"; "April In Paris"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • Henry Rowland, American actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
  • May McAvoy, American actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
1984 Highlights

About April 26, 1984

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus