What Happened on April 9, 1984

Historical Events

Academy Awards

56th Academy Awards: Linda Hunt becomes the first person to win an Oscar for portraying a character of the opposite sex, Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player, born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • Linda Chung, Chinese-Canadian actress and singer, born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Born in 1984

Famous Deaths

  • Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies

About April 9, 1984

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 28 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