Wednesday 1 August 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to When Doves Cry by Prince.
In UK Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood was in the top 5 hits.
The Philadelphia Experiment, directed by Stewart Raffill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1984 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Steve Feak: American game designer.
- Francesco Gavazzi: Italian cyclist.
- Brandon Kintzler: American baseball player.
- Valery Ortiz: Puerto Rican-American actress and singer.
- Bastian Schweinsteiger: German footballer.
- Commercial peat-cutters discovers a the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
- Australian banks are deregulated.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
- Jacksons - State Of Shock
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
- Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
- Rod Stewart - Infatuation
- Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)
- Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
- Breakin'.. There's No Stoppin' Us - Ollie & Jerry
- Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
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