Monday 13 August 1984
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Diamond Blue Smith and James Morrison.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr..
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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing All or Nothing or Elite.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1984 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Diamond Blue Smith: American record producer and member of hip-hop and R&B group Pretty Ricky.
- James Morrison: British singer.
- Niko Kranjcar: Croatian footballer.
- L'Aura : Italian singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Alona Bondarenko: Ukrainian tennis player.
- Niko Kranjčar: Croatian footballer
- Boone Logan: American baseball player
- Morteza Pashaei: Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
- Morocco and Libya sign Arabic-African Union treaty
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1984 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters
- Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
- Jacksons - State Of Shock
- Prince - When Doves Cry
- Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
- Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
- John Waite - Missing You
- Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)
- Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
- Peabo Bryson - If Ever You're In My Arms Again
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