Saturday 5 May 1984
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Clifford Owusu and Wade MacNeil.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins.
In UK Hello by Lionel Richie was in the top 5 hits.
The Natural, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Six Centuries of Verse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gaplus or H.E.R.O..
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Which were the important events of 5 May 1984 ?
- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Clifford Owusu: YouTube Star.
- Wade MacNeil: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire Gallows and Black Lungs).
- Christian Valdéz: Mexican footballer.
- 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4.
- The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
- Denis Lortie kills 3 government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
- Lionel Richie - Hello
- Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Kenny Loggins - Footloose
- Rick Springfield - Love Somebody
- Julio Iglesias - To All The Girls I've Loved Before
- The Cars - You Might Think
- Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know
- Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
- Culture Club - Miss Me Blind
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