Friday 12 October 1984
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alejandra Costello .
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder.
In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits.
Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984
while The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Big Deal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Seuss' Fix-Up the Mix-Up Puzzler or New York City.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 October 1984 ?
- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
- Brighton hotel bombing: The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. Thatcher escapes but the bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy
- The Cars - Drive
- Chicago - Hard Habit To Break
- Madonna - Lucky Star
- Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
- John Waite - Missing You
- Bruce Springsteen - Cover Me
- Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life
- Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
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