On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1984

Historical Events

  • 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41-C)-Challenger 5 is launched
  • 1st time 11 people in space
  • Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Bemis, American musician and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter ("Teddy Bears' Picnic"; "My Prayer"), dies at 81
  • Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
1984 Highlights

About April 6, 1984

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries