What Happened on April 4, 1984

Historical Events

  • Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London

Event of Interest

Winston Smith in Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" begins his secret diary in defiance of the totalitarian government of Oceania

Famous Birthdays

  • Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian-Serbian backstroke swimmer, born in Vorkuta, Russia
  • Augustin Hadelich, Italian-German-American Grammy-winning classical violinist, born in Cecina, Italy
  • Carolina Gait├ín, Colombian actress (Encanto), born in Villavicencio, Colombia
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Arnold, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 34; Hampshire CCC) and soccer winger (1 cap; Oxford City, Southampton, Fulham), dies at 76
  • Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)

About April 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  • UK #1 Song: Hello - Lionel Richie