What Happened on April 8, 1984

Historical Events

  • 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins

Golf Major

Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Juli Inkster wins the first of her 7 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Pat Bradley, with a par on the 1st extra hole

  • U.S. Census Bureau estimates rank Los Angeles as second most populated city, displacing Chicago which held the position since 1890; New York City remains the top
1984 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ezra Koenig, American rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"; "Oxford Comma"), and broadcaster (Time Crisis), born in New York City
  • Kirsten Storms, American actress, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Taran Noah Smith, American actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), dies at 89

About April 8, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 17 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