Wednesday 1 February 1984
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Karma Chameleon by Culture Club.
In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits.
while Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain was one of the best selling books.
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Lee Thompson Young: American actor.
- Lee Young: TV Actor.
- John Booth: Guitarist/songwriter.
- Darren Fletcher: Scottish footballer.
- Abbi Jacobson: American comedian writer actress and illustrator.
- Sandra Seifert: Filipino model and activist Miss Earth-Air 2009
- China and Netherlands regain diplomatic relations.
- Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed February 3).
- Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner.
- Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
- STS-41-B: Space Shuttle ''Challenger'' is launched on the 10th space shuttle mission.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
- Kool & The Gang - Joanna
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
- Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- Lionel Richie - Running With The Night
- Genesis - That's All
- Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Pink Houses
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