On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Michael Frayn's "Benefactors" premieres in London
  • Winston Smith in Orwell's "1984" begins his secret diary

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)