On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

Famous Birthdays

  • Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, dies at 91
  • Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • Robert Adams, English sculptor and designer, dies at 67
  • Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
1984 Highlights

About April 5, 1984

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries