Sunday 5 August 1984
It was Sunday, 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 Careless Whisper by George Michael was in the top 5 hits.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, directed by W.D. Richter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1984 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Alex Arredondo: American combat death, Lance Corporal Arredondo was on his second tour of duty when he was fatally shot in the head by hostile fire in Najaf, Iraq on August 25, 2004.
- Brandi Milloy: TV Show Host.
- Helene Fischer: Pop Singer.
- Steve Matai: New Zealand rugby player.
- Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
- Lou Pinella day at Yankee Stadium.
- Joan Benoit (US) wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52).
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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