Friday 6 January 1984, Epiphany
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sean O'Brien and AJ Hawk.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching 45 Fieber - Die Vier aus der Zwischenzeit.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bank Panic or Match Day.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1984 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Sean O'Brien: Australian windsurfer.
- AJ Hawk: Football Player.
- Kate McKinnon: Comedian.
- Kevin Strahle: YouTube Star.
- Diljit Dosanjh: Movie Actor.
- Eric Trump: American businessman and philanthropist
- Ernest Laszlo: Hungarian-U.
- Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
- Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- That's Livin' Alright (From 'Auf Wiedershen Pet') - Joe Fagin
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
- Shaky & Bonnie - A Rockin' Good Way
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