Saturday 7 January 1984, Orthodox Christmas
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1984 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Diego Balbinot: Italian footballer.
- Jon Lester: American baseball player.
- Antonino Saviano: Italian footballer.
- Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.
- Victoria Agreement signed.
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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