On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1984

Historical Events

  • Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
1984 Highlights

About April 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries