On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 37th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Mississippi State, 61-58; Fighting Irish forward Jessica Shepard, 19 points

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby, British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer, dies at 93

Person of interestEfraín Ríos Montt

Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and dictator (1982-83) convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, dies of a heart attack at 91

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • Steven Bochco, American television showrunner, producer, and writer (Murder in the First, Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue), dies at 74
  • Steven Bocho, American TV producer, co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue, dies at 74